Brachidontes alabamensis Aldrich 1895 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combinations: Modiola alabamensis, Modiolus alabamensis

Belongs to Brachidontes according to K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann 1965

See also Cooke 1936 and Maury 1912

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

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1 collection), United States (5: Alabama, Louisiana)

• Paleocene of United States (5: Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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