Septifer R├ęcluz 1848 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Alternative spelling: Mytilus (Septifer)

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

See also Dockery 1982, El Qot 2006, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Matsubara 2002, Sepkoski 2002, Skwarko 1994, Tashiro and Kozai 1982 and Todd 2001

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, Perna, Phthonia, Rhomboidella, Scolimytilus, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Volsellina, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: Septifer (Mytilisepta) Septifer (Septifer) Septifer bifurcatus Septifer bilocularis Septifer elegans Septifer fenestralis Septifer fenestratus Septifer lingua Septifer magnificus Septifer mifunensis Septifer samiri Septifer squama Septifer susanaensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Djibouti (1), Eritrea (1), Japan (3), Kenya (2), Mexico (6), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (1), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (1), United States (18: California, Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Japan (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), Cyprus (2), France (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Moldova (1), Panama (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (4), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of France (5), United States (2: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Bulgaria (1), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (7), United States (4: California, Washington)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), France (1)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (13), the Czech Republic (1), Egypt (3), India (1), Japan (11), Libya (1), the Netherlands (1), Peru (1), Poland (4), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Turkmenistan (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (27: California)

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

• Triassic of Hungary (2)

• Permian of Pakistan (2)

Total: 154 collections including 161 occurrences

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