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Mytilarca Hall and Whitfield 1869 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Ambonychiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 16833

Synonyms: Plethomytilus Hall 1884 (no. 57907), Streptomytilus Kindle and Breger 1904 (no. 17055)

Full reference: J. Hall and R. P. Whitfield. 1869. Preliminary notice of the lamellibranchiate shells of the upper Helderberg, Hamilton and Chemung groups, with others from the Waverly sandstones, part 2. 1-80

Parent taxon: Ambonychiidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Allonychia, Ambonychia, Ambonychinia, Ambonychiopsis, Amphicoelia, Amphiocoelia, Anomalocoelia, Anomalodonta, Byssopteria, Claudeonychia, Cleionychia, Congeriomorpha, Elasmodophora, Glyptonychia, Gosseletia, Leconychia, Lophonychia, Maryonychia, Notonychia, Opisthoptera, Paramytilarca, Praeanomalodonta, Psilonychia, Pteronychia, Silurinka

Subtaxa: Mytilarca acutirostra, Mytilarca amii, Mytilarca aphaea, Mytilarca aphea, Mytilarca arenacea, Mytilarca boucoti, Mytilarca canadensis, Mytilarca chemungensis, Mytilarca cingulosa, Mytilarca cordiformis, Mytilarca crassa, Mytilarca cultellata, Mytilarca cuneatus, Mytilarca dalhousei, Mytilarca dentata, Mytilarca dentiversa, Mytilarca dubia, Mytilarca eduliformis, Mytilarca expansa, Mytilarca foerstei, Mytilarca gibbosa, Mytilarca inflata, Mytilarca iniqua, Mytilarca kallholniensis, Mytilarca knappi, Mytilarca kullsbergensis, Mytilarca lata, Mytilarca leptaenarum, Mytilarca mareki, Mytilarca marylandica, Mytilarca mytiliformis, Mytilarca obliqua, Mytilarca orsae, Mytilarca parallela, Mytilarca parens, Mytilarca percarinata, Mytilarca ponderosa, Mytilarca pyrimadata, Mytilarca regularis, Mytilarca semicircularis, Mytilarca sigilla, Mytilarca simplex, Mytilarca suberectus, Mytilarca thorslundi, Mytilarca triangula, Mytilarca umbonata, Mytilarca wabashensis, Plethomytilus lineatus, Plethomytilus rowei

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Type: Inoceramus chemungensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder