Brachidontes mississippiensis Conrad 1848 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combinations: Modiola mississippiensis, Modiolus (Brachydontes) mississippiensis, Modiolus mississippiensis, Perna mississippiensis

Belongs to Brachidontes according to D. T. Dockery 1982

Sister taxa: Brachidontes (Arcomytilus), Brachidontes (Brachidontes), Brachidontes (Hormomya), Brachidontes adamsianus, Brachidontes alabamensis, Brachidontes alabamiensis, Brachidontes andinus, Brachidontes bifurcatus, Brachidontes blanckenhorni, Brachidontes erosa, Brachidontes exustus, Brachidontes modiolus, Brachidontes ornatissimus, Brachidontes pectinatus, Brachidontes semilaevis, Brachidontes toechophora, Brachidontes ustulatus, Brachidontes vineyardensis, Brachyodontes charmesi, Brachyodontes convolutus, Modiolus (Brachydontes) olequahensis, Volsella (Brachidontes) dichotoma

Type specimen: ANSP 30646, a shell

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Mexico (2 collections), United States (4: Mississippi)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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