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Megadesmus Sowerby 1838 (mollusk)

Bivalvia

PaleoDB taxon number: 18762

Full reference: J. d. C. Sowerby. 1838. Fossils. Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia 1:14-15

Parent taxon: Megadesmidae according to N. J. Morris et al. 1991

Sister taxa: Astartila, Astartilinae, Carnauba, Cowperesia, Huabiella, Plesiocyprellinae, Pyramus, Romaniamya, Unklesbyella

Subtaxa: Megadesmus (Cleobis), Megadesmus (Megadesmus), Megadesmus borealis, Megadesmus deflatus, Megadesmus dembskajae, Megadesmus globlosus, Megadesmus globosus, Megadesmus gryphoides, Megadesmus nobilissimus, Megadesmus ovalis, Megadesmus pristinus, Megadesmus robusta, Megadesmus trigonalis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder