Crenella decussata Montagu 1808 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative combination: Mytilus decussatus

Synonyms: Crenella divaricata d'Orbigny 1853, Crenella ecuadoriana Pilsbry and Olsson 1941, Nuculocardia divaricata d'Orbigny 1853

Belongs to Crenella according to E. V. Coan et al. 2000

See also DuBar 1958, Hendy et al. 2008, Ihering 1907, Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 and Stilwell 1998

Sister taxa: Crenella elegantula, Crenella elliptica, Crenella fenestra, Crenella glandula, Crenella gubernatoria, Crenella inflata, Crenella kannoi, Crenella latifrons, Crenella maylandensis, Crenella porterensis, Crenella santana, Crenella serica, Crenella virida, Crenella washingtonensis

Subtaxa: Crenella divaricata camaronesia

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Netherlands (3 collections), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Chile (2), United States (3: California, North Carolina)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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