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Schizodus texanus Clifton 1942 (clam)

Bivalvia - Trigoniida - Schizodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 125356

Full reference: R. L. Clifton. 1942. Invertebrate Faunas from The Blaine and The Dog Creek Formations of the Permain Leonard Series. Journal of Paleontology 16(6):685-699

Belongs to Schizodus according to S. A. Quiroz-Barroso et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Schizodus acuminatus, Schizodus affinis, Schizodus alpinus, Schizodus altus, Schizodus amplus, Schizodus antiquus, Schizodus australis, Schizodus bifidus, Schizodus canalis, Schizodus cardissa, Schizodus chesterensis, Schizodus compressus, Schizodus compressus, Schizodus crespinae, Schizodus cuneatus, Schizodus curtus, Schizodus cycloliratus, Schizodus depressus, Schizodus dianensis, Schizodus dubiiformis, Schizodus ellioti, Schizodus elongatus, Schizodus emarginatus, Schizodus ferrieri, Schizodus fitzroyensis, Schizodus globosus, Schizodus guizhouensis, Schizodus hedongensis, Schizodus japonicus, Schizodus jiangbianensis, Schizodus jiangheensis, Schizodus jiangxiensis, Schizodus jiaozishanensis, Schizodus kennedyensis, Schizodus lianyuanensis, Schizodus lopingensis, Schizodus magnus, Schizodus meekanus, Schizodus minutus, Schizodus negrii, Schizodus obscurus, Schizodus occidentalis, Schizodus ovatus, Schizodus parvulus, Schizodus pinguis, Schizodus qinglongensis, Schizodus rhynchophorus, Schizodus rossicus, Schizodus rotundatus, Schizodus sandimanensis, Schizodus schlotheimi, Schizodus securus, Schizodus sinensis, Schizodus subcircularis, Schizodus subobscurus, Schizodus subovatus, Schizodus subquadratus, Schizodus supaiensis, Schizodus tibeticus, Schizodus trigonalis, Schizodus truncatus, Schizodus tschernjaki, Schizodus ulrichi, Schizodus wheeleri, Schizodus wyomingensis, Schizodus xiangtanensis

Type specimen: Iowa State University, unnumbered, a shell (Articulated internal mould). Its type locality is Quanah, Hardeman County, which is in a Kungurian shallow subtidal limestone in the Blaine Formation of Texas.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve length 26.1