Perna Retzius 1788 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

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

See also Bohm 1926, Mikkelsen 2006, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer et al. 2004

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, Lithophaga, Lithophaginae, Lycettia, Mauricia, Modiolaria, Modiolatus, Modiolinae, Modiolus, Musculista, Mytella, Mytilaster, Mytilinae, Mytiloconcha, Phthonia, Rhomboidella, Scolimytilus, Septifer, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Volsellina, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: Perna bosniaca Perna heberti Perna kerguelensis Perna latoconvexa Perna magellanica Perna meleagrinoides Perna nishiyamai Perna perna Perna rimosa

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Morocco (3 collections), Namibia (3), New Zealand (1), South Africa (3)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), New Zealand (2), South Africa (3), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene of Austria (1), France (1), French Southern Territories (1), Indonesia (2), New Zealand (1), South Africa (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Peru (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), France (1), Japan (1), Namibia (1), Pakistan (1)

• Cretaceous of France (2), Hungary (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (2: North Carolina, Texas)

• Jurassic of Canada (1: British Columbia), France (4), Greenland (1), Oman (1), Poland (1), Portugal (4), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 60 collections including 61 occurrences

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