Ambonychia Hall 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Ambonychiidae

Synonyms: Byssonychia Ulrich 1893, Eridonychia Ulrich 1895

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Pojeta 1966, Raymond 1916, Sepkoski 2002, Soot-Ryen and Soot-Ryen 1960 and Toni 1975

Sister taxa: Allonychia, Ambonychinia, Ambonychiopsis, Amphicoelia, Amphiocoelia, Anomalocoelia, Anomalodonta, Byssopteria, Claudeonychia, Cleionychia, Elasmodophora, Fasciculiptera, Glyptonychia, Gosseletia, Leconychia, Lophonychia, Maryonychia, Mytilarca, Notonychia, Opisthoptera, Paramytilarca, Praeanomalodonta, Psilonychia, Pteronychia, Silurinka, Xinshaophorus

Subtaxa: Ambonychia acutirostris Ambonychia alata Ambonychia cultrata Ambonychia intermedia Ambonychia obesa Ambonychia orbicularis Ambonychia volitans Byssonychia borealis Byssonychia grandis Byssonychia praecursa Byssonychia radiata Byssonychia richmondensis Byssonychia suberecta Byssonychia vera

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (1 collection)

• Silurian of Canada (2: Québec), the Czech Republic (1)

• Ordovician of Australia (1), Canada (9: Ontario, Québec), Estonia (1), Norway (3), the United Kingdom (3), United States (254: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 275 collections including 277 occurrences

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