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Family Mactridae Lamarck 1809 (clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei

PaleoDB taxon number: 61026

Invalid subtaxa: Gnathodontidae Neumayr 1884 [replaced name] (no. 382531), Rangiidae Fischer 1884 (no. 382529)

Parent taxon: Mactroidea according to J. H. Signorelli and J. G. Carter 2016

Sister taxa: Anatinellidae, Cardiliidae, Mesodesmatidae

Subtaxa: Darcinia, Darininae, Gnathodon, Hemimactra, Leptomactra, Longimactra, Lutrariinae, Mactrinae, Mactromeris, Mactropsis, Mactrotoma, Mulinia, Mulinoides, Pteroluter, Pteropsis, Rangia, Scissodesma, Simomactra, Spisula, Tanysiphoninae, Willimactra, Zenatiinae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder