Parallelodon obsoletus Meek 1871 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Parallelodontidae

Alternative combination: Macrodon obsoletus

Full reference: F. B. Meek. 1871. Lists of Carboniferous fossils from West Virginia, with descriptions of new species. West Virginia University Report to the Board of Regents 3:68-73

Belongs to Parallelodon according to R. D. Hoare 1961

See also Beede 1900, Meek 1871, Meek 1875 and Morningstar 1922

Sister taxa: Parallelodon anaklastum, Parallelodon beyrichii, Parallelodon bimodoliratus, Parallelodon bittneri, Parallelodon brenensis, Parallelodon cancellosus, Parallelodon capillatus, Parallelodon comptus, Parallelodon corbina, Parallelodon datianensis, Parallelodon desioi, Parallelodon dickinsi, Parallelodon elongatum, Parallelodon groeberi, Parallelodon guizhouensis, Parallelodon hettangiensis, Parallelodon hirsonensis, Parallelodon hubeiensis, Parallelodon interrupta, Parallelodon jiaozishanensis, Parallelodon kingiana, Parallelodon laochangensis, Parallelodon latisinuatus, Parallelodon lianyuanensis, Parallelodon licharewi, Parallelodon longus, Parallelodon minima, Parallelodon monobensis, Parallelodon multilamellatus, Parallelodon multistriatus, Parallelodon qinghaiensis, Parallelodon rectangulus, Parallelodon respectus, Parallelodon riccardii, Parallelodon rudis, Parallelodon rugosus, Parallelodon sangamonensis, Parallelodon striatus, Parallelodon subarguta, Parallelodon subtilistriatus, Parallelodon tectum, Parallelodon tenuistriatus, Parallelodon theodorensis, Parallelodon trapezium, Parallelodon trimuensis, Parallelodon uralicus, Parallelodon whitei, Parallelodon xijinwulanensis, Macrodon strigilatum, Macrodon formosum, Macrodon klipsteini, Macrodon imbricarius, Macrodon rufae, Macrodon geminum, Macrodon scaber, Macrodon elongatum

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Virgilian of United States (2: Illinois, Ohio collections)

• Desmoinesian of United States (2: Missouri)

• Carboniferous of United States (5: Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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