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Modiolopsis praerupta Dana 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia

PaleoDB taxon number: 246869

Alternative combinations: Cypricardia praerupta, Stutchburia praerupta

Full reference: J. D. Dana. 1847. Descriptions of fossil shells of the collections of the exploring expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes, USN, obtained in Australia, from the lower layers of the coal formation in Illawarra, and from a deposit probably of nearly the same age at Harper's Hill, Valley of the Hunter. American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series 4:151-160

Belongs to Bivalvia according to J. B. Waterhouse 1988

Sister taxa: Acturellina, Amphikoilinae, Anthraconauta, Arhouriellidae, Asiphonidae, Astarte scrivenori, Aviculomya, Bakewellia, Barcoona, Bathyspinulinae, Bleta, Brachyanodon, Burriera, Camnantia, Carnidia, Cirravidae, Claughtonia, Clotho, Coloniceramus, Conchodus, Cruciella, Cryptodonta, Ctenolima, Delia, Edon, Elasmatium, Elliptoidea, Ensia, Eubivalvia, Euburnopecten, Euprotobranchia, Ferganoconcha, Fogiella, Geinitzia, Gibboconcha, Gosselettia, Guebhardia, Guerichia, Hemisterias, Hippagus, Isodonta, Isofilibranchia, Joannisiella, Laubeia, Laurskiidae, Leila, Libitina, Libyaconchus, Lithophagella, Lux, Manankovia, Martinsonella, Megagrypha, Megalodus, Megalomus, Neotaxodonta, Onkogrypha, Ostrea compta, Ostreavicula, Palaearca, Palaeoentolium, Palaeostrea, Palaeotaxodonta, Palanatina, Paradoxia, Paraviculidae, Phyllonia, Platymya, Pleureterites, Praecardiomya, Praelamellodontidae, Praevicula, Productea, Promargaritifera, Prosodacna, Protobranchia, Protoentolium, Psammacola, Psammoconcha, Pseudanodonta, Pseudocardita, Pseudospatha, Rebusum, Reniella, Rhenanomya, Rousseliinae, Sancticarolis, Septocardiidae, Serrilaminula, Solen (Solecurtus) ellipticus, Solen (Solecurtus) planulatus, Somalidacna, Spirodomidae, Taeniodon, Tatella, Telistrophis, Trachidomia, Trigonellites, Praeanomalodontata, Fusidae, Plicatulacea, Prionodesmacea, Solenomyidae, Phaenomya, Teleodesmacea, Anomalodesmacea, Aviculidae, Eoasmussia

Type specimen: USNM 3667. Its type locality is Illawarra District (USNM coll), which is in a Wordian coastal siliciclastic in the Gerringong Formation of Australia.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve 34.0 x 5.8