Dacrydium Torell 1859 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative spelling: Modiolum (Dacrydium)

Synonym: Quendreda Iredale 1936

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

See also Lamprell and Healy 1998, Marquet et al. 2008, Mikkelsen 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Amygdalum, Antetrichomya, Arcomytilus, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, Aulacomya, Bathymodiolinae, Bathymodiolus, Botulina, Botulopa, Botulopsis, Brachiodontes, Ciboticola, Crenella, Cuneolus, 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: Dacrydium cupressinum Dacrydium florinii Dacrydium pelseneeri

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of French Polynesia (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

• Miocene of Poland (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Chile (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), Denmark (2), Oman (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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