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Schizodus bifidus Ciriacks 1963 (clam)

Bivalvia - Schizodidae

Full reference: K.W. Ciriacks. 1963. Permian and Eotriassic bivalves of the middle Rockies. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 125(1):1-100

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 australis, Schizodus canalis, Schizodus cardissa, Schizodus chesterensis, Schizodus cloacinus, Schizodus compressus, Schizodus compressus, Schizodus crespinae, 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 kennedyensis, Schizodus lianyuanensis, Schizodus lopingensis, Schizodus meekanus, Schizodus minutus, Schizodus obscurus, Schizodus occidentalis, Schizodus parvulus, Schizodus pinguis, Schizodus rhynchophorus, Schizodus rossicus, Schizodus sandimanensis, Schizodus schlotheimi, Schizodus securus, Schizodus sinensis, Schizodus subobscurus, Schizodus subovatus, Schizodus subquadratus, Schizodus supaiensis, Schizodus texanus, Schizodus tibeticus, Schizodus trigonalis, Schizodus truncatus, Schizodus ulrichi, Schizodus wheeleri, Schizodus wyomingensis, Schizodus xiangtanensis

Type specimen: USNM 140490, a valve (Partially reconstructed right valve). Its type locality is Hidden Pastures (Franson Mb), Big Sheep Canyon, Beaverhead County, which is in a Wordian shallow subtidal limestone in the Park City Formation of Montana.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve length 31.2