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Lithophaga Röding 1798 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 16370

Synonyms: Lithodomus Cuvier 1817 (no. 65873), Paychoya Lutkevich and Lobanova 1956 (no. 194424)

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Amygdalum, Antetrichomya, Arcomytilus, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, Aulacomya, Bathymodiolinae, Bathymodiolus, Botulina, Botulopa, Botulopsis, Brachiodontes, Ciboticola, Crenella, Cuneolus, Dacrydium, Eyrena, Falcimytilus, Fluviolanatus, Geukensia, Gregariella, Hilgardella, Inoperna, Lecompteus, Lioberus, Lithophaginae, Lycettia, Mauricia, Modiolaria, Modiolatus, Modiolinae, Modiolus, Musculista, Mytella, Mytilaster, Mytilinae, Mytiloconcha, Perna, Phthonia, Rhomboidella, Scolimytilus, Septifer, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Volsellina, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: Lithodomus australis, Lithodomus beetzi, Lithodomus brevis, Lithodomus hemirhabdota, Lithodomus permianus, Lithodomus portlandicus, Lithodomus sublithophagus, Lithophaga (Diberus), Lithophaga (Labis), Lithophaga (Lithophaga), Lithophaga (Myoforceps), Lithophaga affinis, Lithophaga aristata, Lithophaga atavus, Lithophaga conchafodentis, Lithophaga consobrina, Lithophaga cordata, Lithophaga elongata, Lithophaga fabella, Lithophaga gigantea, Lithophaga gracilis, Lithophaga inclusa, Lithophaga inflexa, Lithophaga lingua, Lithophaga lithophaga, Lithophaga lycetti, Lithophaga maikaensis, Lithophaga mucronata, Lithophaga nasuta, Lithophaga nigra, Lithophaga nuda, Lithophaga petricolides, Lithophaga petricoloides, Lithophaga praelonga, Lithophaga subalveata, Lithophaga subelliptica, Lithophaga teres, Lithophaga tubicola, Lithophaga yorkensis

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Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder