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Order Protobranchia Pelseneer 1889 (clam)

Bivalvia

PaleoDB taxon number: 83704

Parent taxon: Bivalvia according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

Sister taxa: Acturellina, Amphikoilinae, Anthraconauta, Arhouriellidae, Asiphonidae, Astarte scrivenori, Aviculomya, Bakewellia, Barcoona, Bathyspinulinae, Bleta, Brachyanodon, Burriera, Camnantia, Carnidia, Cirravidae, Claughtonia, Clotho, Coloniceramus, Cruciella, Cryptodonta, Ctenolima, Delia, Edon, Elasmatium, Elliptoidea, Ensia, Eubivalvia, Euburnopecten, Euprotobranchia, Ferganoconcha, Geinitzia, Gibboconcha, Gosselettia, Guebhardia, Guerichia, Hemisterias, Hippagus, Isofilibranchia, Joannisiella, Laubeia, Laurskiidae, Leila, Libitina, Libyaconchus, Lithophagella, Lux, Manankovia, Martinsonella, Megagrypha, Megalomus, Microdon, Modiolopsis praerupta, Myacites, Neotaxodonta, Onkogrypha, Ostrea compta, Ostreavicula, Palaearca, Palaeoentolium, Palaeostrea, Palaeotaxodonta, Palanatina, Paradoxia, Phyllonia, Platymya, Pleureterites, Praecardiomya, Praelamellodontidae, Praevicula, Productea, Promargaritifera, Prosodacna, Protoentolium, Psammacola, Psammoconcha, Pseudanodonta, Pseudocardita, Pseudospatha, Rebusum, Reniella, Rhenanomya, Rousseliinae, Sancticarolis, Septocardiidae, Serrilaminula, Solen (Solecurtus) ellipticus, Solen (Solecurtus) planulatus, Somalidacna, Spirodomidae, Taeniodon, Tatella, Telistrophis, Trachidomia, Trigonellites, Praeanomalodontata, Hemicardium, Fusidae, Prionodesmacea, Solenomyidae, Phaenomya, Teleodesmacea, Anomalodesmacea, Eoasmussia

Subtaxa: Antactinodiontidae, Nuculaniformii, Nuculiformii, Sareptoidea, Solemyoida

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder