Schizodus amplus Meek and Worthen 1870 (clam)

Bivalvia - Trigoniida - Schizodidae

Synonym: Schizodus mooresi Miller 1889

Full reference: F. B. Meek and A. H. Worthen. 1870. Descriptions of new species and genera of fossils from the Palaeozoic rocks of the western states. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 22:22-56

Belongs to Schizodus according to N. D. Newell and D.W. Boyd 1975

See also Hoare 1961, Meek and Worthen 1870, Meek and Worthen 1873 and Morningstar 1922

Sister taxa: Schizodus acuminatus, Schizodus affinis, Schizodus alpinus, Schizodus altus, Schizodus australis, Schizodus bifidus, Schizodus canalis, Schizodus cardissa, Schizodus chesterensis, Schizodus compressus, Schizodus compressus, Schizodus crespinae, Schizodus cuneatus, Schizodus curtus, Schizodus cycloliratus, Schizodus depressus, Schizodus dianensis, Schizodus dubiiformis, Schizodus ellioti, Schizodus elongatus, Schizodus emarginatus, Schizodus ferrieri, Schizodus fitzroyensis, Schizodus globosus, Schizodus guizhouensis, Schizodus hedongensis, Schizodus japonicus, Schizodus jiangbianensis, Schizodus jiangheensis, Schizodus jiangxiensis, Schizodus jiaozishanensis, Schizodus kennedyensis, Schizodus lianyuanensis, Schizodus lopingensis, Schizodus meekanus, Schizodus minutus, Schizodus obscurus, Schizodus occidentalis, Schizodus ovatus, Schizodus parvulus, Schizodus pinguis, Schizodus qinglongensis, Schizodus rhynchophorus, Schizodus rossicus, Schizodus sandimanensis, Schizodus schlotheimi, Schizodus securus, Schizodus sinensis, Schizodus subcircularis, Schizodus subobscurus, Schizodus subovatus, Schizodus subquadratus, Schizodus supaiensis, Schizodus texanus, Schizodus tibeticus, Schizodus trigonalis, Schizodus truncatus, Schizodus ulrichi, Schizodus wheeleri, Schizodus wyomingensis, Schizodus xiangtanensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Desmoinesian of United States (4: Missouri collections)

• Carboniferous of United States (5: Arizona, New mexico)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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