Prothyris Meek 1871 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiidia - Grammysiidae

Alternative spellings: Prothyris (Prothyris), Solen (Prothyris)

Full reference: F. B. Meek. 1871. A preliminary list of fossils collected by Dr. Hayden in Colorado, New Mexico, and California, with brief descriptions of a few of the new species. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 11:425-431

Parent taxon: Grammysiidae according to R. D. Hoare et al. 1989

See also Elias 1957, Meek 1871 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Asketomorpha, Cardiomorpha, Cercomyopsis, Cimitaria, Cuneamya, Cuneamyinae, Ectogrammysia, Fuchsella, Glyptoconcha, Grammysia, Grammysiinae, Grammysioidea, Sedgwickia, Solenomorpha, Zaidiomysia, Protomya

Subtaxa: Prothyris (Amphikoilum) Prothyris (Lophoprothyris) Prothyris (Prothyris) acuticarinata Prothyris (Prothyris) cilindricus Prothyris contorta Prothyris elongatus Prothyris recta Prothyris soleniformis Prothyris stubblefieldi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of the Russian Federation (3 collections)

• Virgilian of United States (1: Maryland)

• Chesterian of United States (4: West Virginia)

• Carboniferous to Permian of the Russian Federation (1)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Virginia)

• Devonian of Antarctica (1), Brazil (11), France (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (10: Florida, New York)

Total: 44 collections including 48 occurrences

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