Volsellina subelliptica Meek 1867 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combinations: Modiola subelliptica, Pleurophorus subellipticus

Full reference: F. B. Meek. 1867. Note by F. B. Meek to his review of Prof. Geinitz in regard to Nebraska fossils. American Journal of Science, 2d ser. 44:282-283

Belongs to Volsellina according to N. D. Newell 1942

See also Hoare 1961, Meek 1867 and Meek 1872

Sister taxa: Volsellina areiensis, Volsellina equatorialis, Volsellina heywoodi, Volsellina ornatissima, Volsellina yunnanensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (1: Kansas collection)

• Virgilian of United States (2: Illinois)

• Desmoinesian of United States (2: Missouri)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Kansas, Kentucky)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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