†family Modiolopsidae Fischer 1885 (clam)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Modiolopsidae

Full reference: P. Fischer. 1885. Manuel de conchyliologie et de paléontologie conchyliologique, ou histoire naturelle des molluscques vivants et fossiles. Fasc. VIII 1-1369

Parent taxon: Modiolopsoidea according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Raymond 1916

Sister taxa: Goniophorinidae, Saffordiidae

Subtaxa: Dipleurodonta Ectenocardiomorpha Paramodiola Runnegaria Whiteavsia

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Australia (1 collection), Canada (1: Ontario), Norway (1), Sweden (2)

• Chazy of United States (3: New York)

• Arenig of Argentina (1)

Total: 9 collections including 15 occurrences

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