Volsellina Newell 1942 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Full reference: N. D. Newell. 1942. Lower Paleozoic pelecypods: Mytilacea. University of Kansas Publications 10(2):1-115

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to R. D. Hoare 1961

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Amygdalum, Antetrichomya, Arcomytilus, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, Aulacomya, Bathymodiolinae, 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, Septifer, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: Volsellina areiensis Volsellina equatorialis Volsellina heywoodi Volsellina ornatissima Volsellina subelliptica Volsellina yunnanensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Australia (14 collections), Brazil (1), China (1), Singapore (1), United States (2: Kansas, New Mexico)

• Virgilian of United States (2: Illinois)

• Desmoinesian of United States (2: Missouri)

• Carboniferous of Peru (1), United States (2: Kansas, Kentucky)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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