Mytilaster (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to S. Schneider et al. 2005

See also 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, Idas, Inoperna, Lecompteus, Lioberus, Lithophaga, Lithophaginae, Lycettia, Mauricia, Modiolaria, Modiolatus, Modiolinae, Modiolus, Musculista, Mytella, Mytilinae, Mytiloconcha, Perna, Phthonia, Rhomboidella, Scolimytilus, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Volsellina, Vulcanidas, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: Mytilaster (Persiaster) Mytilaster lineatus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Turkey (2 collections)

• Miocene of Bulgaria (1), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (3), Ukraine (3)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (3)

• Jurassic of Iran (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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