Botula Mörch 1853 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative spelling: Modiolus (Botula)

Parent taxon: Modiolinae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Cooke 1919, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Mikkelsen 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Botula cassiana Botula cinnamomeus Botula fusca Botula pirriei

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Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Bermuda (1), Jamaica (1), Kenya (1), United States (4: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (9), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), Cuba (2), the Dominican Republic (1), Egypt (1), Italy (4), Morocco (2), Panama (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (8: Florida)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (3)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), France (1), Germany (1), Italy (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), France (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), France (1), Germany (1), India (1), Lebanon (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (73: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

Total: 133 collections including 143 occurrences

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