Musculus Roding 1798 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Crenellidae

Synonym: Lanistina Gray 1847

Parent taxon: Crenellinae according to E. V. Coan et al. 2000

See also Lamprell and Healy 1998, Mikkelsen 2006, Rosenberg et al. 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Crenellini, Dacrydiini, Fungiacava, Solamen, Vilasina

Subtaxa: Lanistina arcacea Lanistina corioensis Musculus (Ryenella) Musculus (Skarlatella) Musculus balcombei Musculus discors Musculus glacialis Musculus kryshtofovitschi Musculus nanulus Musculus nanus Musculus niger Musculus somaliensis Musculus sorgenfreii Musculus viridulus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Canada (2: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut), France (1), French Polynesia (1), Greenland (8), Iceland (2), Italy (1), Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (9: Florida, Maine, North Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Indonesia (2), Japan (2), the Russian Federation (3), United States (1: Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Bulgaria (1), Croatia (1), France (1), Germany (2), Iran (5), Italy (1), the Netherlands (2), Poland (4), Romania (5), the Russian Federation (10), United States (3: Alaska)

• Oligocene of Denmark (1), France (3), Hungary (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), Hungary (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: California)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Mexico (2)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (9), Jordan (1), Libya (1), the Russian Federation (11), Tunisia (1), USSR (4), the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: California)

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (6), Germany (5), Greenland (1), Jordan (1), Poland (1), Somalia (4), Tanzania (2), Tunisia (18), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 163 collections including 173 occurrences

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