Brachidontes Swainson 1840 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative spellings: Brachyodontes, Modiola (Brachidontes), Modiolus (Brachydontes), Volsella (Brachidontes)

Parent taxon: Mytilinae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Dartevelle and Freneix 1957, Dockery 1982, El Qot 2006, Frassinetti and Covacevich 1999, Gordillo 1991, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Mikkelsen 2006, Popenoe 1937, Russell and Landes 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1984, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Adulini, Aulacomyini, Choromytilus, Crenomytilini, Ischadium, Mytilini, Mytilosootus, Mytilus, Nodomytilus, Perumytilus, Semimytilus

Subtaxa: Brachidontes (Arcomytilus) Brachidontes (Brachidontes) Brachidontes (Hormomya) Brachidontes adamsianus Brachidontes alabamensis Brachidontes alabamiensis Brachidontes andinus Brachidontes bifurcatus Brachidontes blanckenhorni Brachidontes erosa Brachidontes exustus Brachidontes mississippiensis Brachidontes modiolus Brachidontes ornatissimus Brachidontes pectinatus Brachidontes semilaevis Brachidontes toechophora Brachidontes ustulatus Brachidontes vineyardensis Brachyodontes charmesi Brachyodontes convolutus Modiolus (Brachydontes) olequahensis Volsella (Brachidontes) dichotoma

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (7 collections), Australia (10), the Bahamas (2), Bermuda (8), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (1), Eritrea (1), Jamaica (2), Mexico (3), Panama (3), Spain (2), United States (20: Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina), Uruguay (3)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (3), Trinidad and Tobago (13), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (2), Chile (1), Egypt (3), Indonesia (2), Japan (1), Panama (2), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Austria (1), Belgium (2), Mexico (2), Romania (1), United States (5: Alaska, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), France (1), Italy (1), Japan (6), New Zealand (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (11), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (57: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Maryland)

• Paleocene of Belgium (2), China (1), Denmark (1), France (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (32: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (2), Bulgaria (1), Cameroon (1), Canada (2: Alberta), Cuba (1), Denmark (2), Egypt (3), France (1), India (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (12), Jordan (3), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (69: Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas), Zaire (1)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (3), Kenya (3), Tanzania (1), Yemen (12)

Total: 365 collections including 396 occurrences

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