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Megalodon Sowerby 1827 (clam)

Bivalvia - Megalodontida - Megalodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 18606

Full reference: J.d.C. Sowerby. 1827. No. XCVII 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 6(47):87-156

Parent taxon: Megalodontidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Ampezzania, Conchodon, Neomegalodon, Pachyrisma, Paramegalodus, Pomarangina, Protomegalodon, Quemocuomegalodon, Rhaetomegalodon, Triadomegalodon

Subtaxa: Megalodon abbreviatus, Megalodon cassianus, Megalodon hungaricum, Megalodon klipsteinii, Megalodon longjiangensis, Megalodon rostratiforme, Megalodon yanceyi

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Type: Megalodon cucullatus

Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder