Arcomytilus Agassiz 1843 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative spelling: Mytilus (Arcomytilus)

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to Y. S. Repin 2013

See also Iqbal 1980, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Amygdalum, Antetrichomya, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, Aulacomya, Bathymodiolinae, 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: Arcomytilus asper Arcomytilus biochei Arcomytilus laitmairensis Arcomytilus nudus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Pakistan (1 collection)

• Eocene of France (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (2), France (1)

• Cretaceous of Chile (1), Germany (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1)

• Jurassic of China (4), Eritrea (3), Ethiopia (10), France (3), Germany (7), India (6), Iran (2), Japan (3), Jordan (6), Kenya (2), Madagascar (4), Poland (1), Portugal (66), Saudi Arabia (44), Somalia (5), Spain (16), Tanzania (1), Thailand (1), Tunisia (6), the United Kingdom (5), Yemen (2)

Total: 206 collections including 211 occurrences

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