Phthonia Hall and Whitfield 1869 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Full reference: J. Hall and R. P. Whitfield. 1869. Preliminary notice of the lamellibranchiate shells of the upper Helderberg, Hamilton and Chemung groups, with others from the Waverly sandstones, part 2. 1-80

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to J. Kříž 2008

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, Mytilaster, Mytilinae, Mytiloconcha, Perna, Rhomboidella, Scolimytilus, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Volsellina, Vulcanidas, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: Phthonia regularis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Brazil (4 collections), Canada (2: Manitoba, Quebec), United States (13: New York, Pennsylvania)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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