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Parallelodon Meek and Worthen 1866 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Parallelodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 16289

Synonym: Macrodon Buckman 1882 (taxon 16266)

Full reference: F. B. Meek and A. H. Worthen. 1866. Descriptions of invertebrates from the Carboniferous System, Illinois. Geological Survey of Illinois 2:145-411

Parent taxon: Parallelodontinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Carbonarca, Glyptarca

Subtaxa: Macrodon geminum, Macrodon rufae, Macrodon strigilatum, Parallelodon anaklastum, Parallelodon beyrichii, Parallelodon bimodoliratus, Parallelodon brenensis, Parallelodon cancellosus, Parallelodon capillatus, Parallelodon comptus, Parallelodon corbina, Parallelodon datianensis, Parallelodon desioi, Parallelodon dickinsi, Parallelodon groeberi, Parallelodon guizhouensis, Parallelodon hettangiensis, Parallelodon hirsonensis, Parallelodon hubeiensis, Parallelodon interrupta, Parallelodon jiaozishanensis, Parallelodon kingiana, Parallelodon laochangensis, Parallelodon latisinuatus, Parallelodon lianyuanensis, Parallelodon licharewi, Parallelodon longus, Parallelodon minima, Parallelodon monobensis, Parallelodon multilamellatus, Parallelodon multistriatus, Parallelodon obsoletus, Parallelodon qinghaiensis, Parallelodon rectangulus, Parallelodon respectus, Parallelodon riccardii, Parallelodon rudis, Parallelodon rugosus, Parallelodon sangamonensis, Parallelodon striatus, Parallelodon subarguta, Parallelodon subtilistriatus, Parallelodon tenuistriatus, Parallelodon theodorensis, Parallelodon trapezium, Parallelodon trimuensis, Parallelodon uralicus, Parallelodon whitei, Parallelodon xijinwulanensis

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Type: Macrodon rugosus

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder