Meleagrinella Whitfield 1855 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Oxytomidae

Synonym: Echinotis Marwick 1935

Parent taxon: Oxytomidae according to A. S. Dagis et al. 1996

See also Marwick 1953, McRoberts 2011, Ronchetti 1970 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Arctotis, Jianchuania, Maccoyellinae, Oxytoma, Oxytominae

Subtaxa: Echinotis echinata Meleagrinella boehmi Meleagrinella echinata Meleagrinella ferniensis Meleagrinella mclearni Meleagrinella omolonensis Meleagrinella ovalis Meleagrinella oxytomaeformis Meleagrinella polaris Meleagrinella substriata Meleagrinella tasaryensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (3 collections), USSR (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Jurassic of Afghanistan (2), Argentina (3), Canada (19: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon), France (12), Germany (3), Greenland (4), India (17), Iran (1), Japan (7), Kenya (7), New Zealand (8), Norway (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Poland (10), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (12), Saudi Arabia (1), Tanzania (25), the United Kingdom (27), United States (23: Alaska, California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Triassic of Austria (3), Canada (9: British Columbia, Nunavut), the Russian Federation (20), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1)

Total: 222 collections including 227 occurrences

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