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Modiolopsis Hall 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia - Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17148

Synonyms: Lithobia Koken 1902 (no. 112750), Modiodesma Ulrich 1924 [objective synonym] (no. 112752), Orthonotella Miller 1882 (no. 112733)

Full reference: J. Hall. 1847. Containing descriptions of the organic remains of the lower division of the New York system (equivalent of the Lower Silurian rocks of Europe). Paleontology of New York 1:1-338

Parent taxon: Modiolopsinae according to L. Liljedahl 1994

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Lithobia atava, Modiodesma dalecarlica, Modiodesma kullsbergensis, Modiodesma leptaenarum, Modiodesma modiolare, Modiolopsis alvae, Modiolopsis anodontoides, Modiolopsis borealis, Modiolopsis brevantica, Modiolopsis concentrica, Modiolopsis convexa, Modiolopsis dalecarlica, Modiolopsis exanimis, Modiolopsis exilis, Modiolopsis fabaformis, Modiolopsis hyacinthensis, Modiolopsis kallholniensis, Modiolopsis leptaenarum, Modiolopsis manitoulinensis, Modiolopsis meafordensis, Modiolopsis modiolaris, Modiolopsis morierei, Modiolopsis nana, Modiolopsis nilssoni, Modiolopsis orthoconcavus, Modiolopsis ovata, Modiolopsis parviuscula, Modiolopsis pragensis, Modiolopsis pygmaea, Modiolopsis sowteri, Modiolopsis subquadrilateralis, Modiolopsis vera, Orthonotella faberi

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Type: Modiolopsis ovata

Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder