Brachidontes (Brachidontes) cowlitzensis Weaver and Palmer 1922 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combinations: Brachydontes cowlitzensis, Modiolus (Brachydontes) cowlitzensis

Synonym: Modiola ornata Gabb 1864 [replaced name]

Full reference: C. E. Weaver and K. Palmer. 1922. Fauna from the Eocene of Washington. University of Washington Publications in Geology 1(3):1-56

Belongs to Brachidontes (Brachidontes) according to R. L. Squires 1988

See also Squires 1984, Squires 1987, Turner 1938 and Weaver and Palmer 1922

Sister taxon: Brachidontes (Brachidontes) variabilis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (35: Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington collections)

Total: 35 collections each including a single occurrence

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