Inoperna Conrad 1873 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

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

See also El Qot 2006, Popenoe 1937 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Amygdalum, Antetrichomya, Arcomytilus, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, Aulacomya, Bathymodiolinae, Bathymodiolus, Botulina, Botulopa, Botulopsis, Brachiodontes, Ciboticola, Crenella, Cuneolus, Dacrydium, Eyrena, Falcimytilus, Fluviolanatus, Geukensia, Gregariella, Hilgardella, 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: Inoperna (Inoperna) Inoperna (Triasoperna) Inoperna bellarugosa Inoperna flagellifera Inoperna perplicata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (4 collections), Austria (3), Egypt (4), Germany (1), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Kazakhstan (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (3), Serbia and Montenegro (1), United States (12: California, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee)

• Jurassic of Argentina (1), China (1), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (4), France (1), Germany (1), India (23), Iran (2), Japan (1), Jordan (2), Luxembourg (2), Mexico (1), Poland (1), Portugal (23), Saudi Arabia (30), Somalia (1), Spain (46), Tanzania (7), Thailand (2), Tunisia (5), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Austria (19), Iran (6)

Total: 215 collections each including a single occurrence

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