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Schizodus obscurus Sowerby 1821 (clam)

Bivalvia - Trigoniida - Schizodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 192145

Alternative combination: Axinus obscurus

Synonyms: Axinus parvus Brown 1841 (no. 204766), Axinus pucillus Brown 1841 (no. 204768), Axinus undatus Brown 1841 (no. 204767), Lucina minima Brown 1841 (no. 204769)

Full reference: J. Sowerby. 1821. No. LV of the mineral conchology of Great Britain; or colored figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the Earth. The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain 4:9-16

Belongs to Schizodus according to N. D. Newell and D.W. Boyd 1975

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 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 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 length 34.9