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Schizodus securus Shumard 1859 (clam)

Bivalvia - Trigoniida - Schizodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 184382

Alternative combination: Axinus securus

Full reference: B. F. Shumard. 1859. Notice of fossils from the Permian strata of Texas and New Mexico obtained by the United States expedition under Capt. John Pope, for boring artesian wells along the 32nd parallel, with descriptions of new species from these strata and the Coal Measures of that region. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis 1:387-402

Belongs to Schizodus according to G. H. Girty 1909

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 sinensis, Schizodus subcircularis, Schizodus subobscurus, Schizodus subovatus, Schizodus subquadratus, Schizodus supaiensis, Schizodus texanus, Schizodus tibeticus, Schizodus trigonalis, Schizodus truncatus, Schizodus tschernjaki, Schizodus ulrichi, Schizodus wheeleri, Schizodus wyomingensis, Schizodus xiangtanensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve 16.5 x 19.3