Aulacomya Mörch 1853 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to P. M. Mikkelsen 2006

See also Gordillo 1991, Sepkoski 2002, Stilwell and Zinsmeister 1992 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Amygdalum, Antetrichomya, Arcomytilus, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, 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: Aulacomya atra Aulacomya subfragilis

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Type: Aulacomya magellanicus

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (7 collections), Chile (1), Namibia (2), South Africa (4), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Pliocene of South Africa (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2), Belgium (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Argentina (1)

• Paleocene of New Zealand (2)

Total: 30 collections including 31 occurrences

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