Lithophaga Röding 1798 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Synonyms: Lithodomus Cuvier 1817, Paychoya Lutkevich and Lobanova 1956

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

See also Bohm 1926, Glenn 1904, Hertlein and Grant 1972, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Lutkevich and Lobanova 1956, Mikkelsen 2006, Muromtseva and Guskov 1984, Scholz 1984, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980 and Woodring 1982

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, Inoperna, Lecompteus, Lioberus, 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: Lithodomus australis Lithodomus beetzi Lithodomus brevis Lithodomus hemirhabdota Lithodomus permianus Lithodomus portlandicus Lithodomus sublithophagus Lithophaga (Diberus) Lithophaga (Labis) Lithophaga (Lithophaga) Lithophaga (Myoforceps) Lithophaga affinis Lithophaga aristata Lithophaga atavus Lithophaga conchafodentis Lithophaga consobrina Lithophaga cordata Lithophaga elongata Lithophaga fabella Lithophaga gigantea Lithophaga gracilis Lithophaga inclusa Lithophaga inflexa Lithophaga lingua Lithophaga lithophaga Lithophaga lycetti Lithophaga maikaensis Lithophaga mucronata Lithophaga nasuta Lithophaga nigra Lithophaga nuda Lithophaga petricolides Lithophaga petricoloides Lithophaga praelonga Lithophaga subalveata Lithophaga subelliptica Lithophaga teres Lithophaga tubicola Lithophaga yorkensis

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Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Bermuda (1), Cayman Islands (1), China (1), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1), France (3), Greece (2), Haiti (1), Iran (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Kenya (7), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (2), Portugal (3), Tonga (3), United States (10: California, Florida, Hawaii), Virgin Islands (1), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Egypt (1), Haiti (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (1), Peru (2), Portugal (1), Spain (2), United States (2: California, South Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (11), Argentina (2), Australia (1), Austria (7), Bulgaria (4), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Cuba (2), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (1), France (4), Grenada (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (1), Italy (8), Jamaica (2), Japan (3), Malta (5), Moldova (12), Morocco (7), Panama (2), Poland (7), Romania (1), Spain (8), Ukraine (1), United States (4: California, Florida, New Jersey)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), United States (6: Florida)

• Oligocene of Bulgaria (1), Costa Rica (1), Iran (1), the Russian Federation (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (2: Georgia)

• Eocene of Argentina (2), Bulgaria (1), China (2), France (1), Germany (1), Haiti (1), Italy (2), Panama (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (8: Alabama, California, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (1), France (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (2), United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Texas)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), Denmark (1), Germany (3), Italy (2), Mexico (1), Mozambique (3), the Netherlands (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (51: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas), Yemen (2)

• Jurassic of Argentina (1), Chile (23), France (71), Germany (4), India (5), New Zealand (1), Poland (2), Portugal (21), Spain (10), Switzerland (2), Tanzania (11), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (20)

• Triassic of Germany (1), Iran (1)

• Permian of Australia (1), Greenland (1), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (8)

• Virgilian of United States (3: Illinois, New Mexico)

• Desmoinesian of United States (2: Oklahoma)

• Westphalian of United States (1: Kentucky)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Kansas, Oklahoma)

Total: 473 collections including 506 occurrences

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