Brachidontes vineyardensis Brown 1905 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combination: Modiola vineyardensis

Full reference: T. C. Brown. 1905. A new lower Tertiary fauna from Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard. American Journal of Science 20:229-238

Belongs to Brachidontes according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Brown 1905

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 mississippiensis, Brachidontes modiolus, Brachidontes ornatissimus, Brachidontes pectinatus, Brachidontes semilaevis, Brachidontes toechophora, Brachidontes ustulatus, Brachyodontes charmesi, Brachyodontes convolutus, Modiolus (Brachydontes) olequahensis, Volsella (Brachidontes) dichotoma

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Chappaquiddick Island (Eocene of Massachusetts)

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