Amygdalum Megerle 1811 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative spelling: Modiola (Amygdalum)

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Lamprell and Healy 1998, Maxwell 1992, Mikkelsen 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Skwarko 1994, Todd 2001 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Antetrichomya, Arcomytilus, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, Aulacomya, Bathymodiolinae, Bathymodiolus, Botulina, Botulopa, Botulopsis, Brachiodontes, Ciboticola, Crenella, Cuneolus, Dacrydium, Eyrena, Falcimytilus, Fluviolanatus, Geukensia, Gregariella, Hilgardella, Inoperna, Lecompteus, Lioberus, Lithophaga, Lithophaginae, Lycettia, Mauricia, Modiolaria, Modiolatus, Modiolinae, Modiolus, Musculista, Mytella, Mytilaster, Mytilinae, Mytiloconcha, Perna, Phthonia, Rhomboidella, Scolimytilus, Septifer, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Volsellina, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: Amygdalum (Modiolula) Amygdalum barbatiaeformis Amygdalum progoensis Amygdalum simplex

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Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Italy (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), the United Kingdom (3)

• Miocene of Belgium (8), Germany (9), Indonesia (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (3), Poland (4)

• Oligocene of Belgium (3), Denmark (2), New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of New Zealand (2), the United Kingdom (4)

• Cretaceous of Japan (2)

Total: 52 collections including 53 occurrences

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