Mytilarca Hall and Whitfield 1869 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Ambonychiidae

Synonyms: Mytilarca (Plethomytilus) Hall 1884, Plethomytilus Hall 1884, Streptomytilus Kindle and Breger 1904

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: Ambonychiidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Isberg 1934, Pojeta 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Walcott 1884

Sister taxa: Allonychia, Ambonychia, Ambonychinia, Ambonychiopsis, Amphicoelia, Amphiocoelia, Anomalocoelia, Anomalodonta, Byssopteria, Carinonychia, Claudeonychia, Cleionychia, Elasmodophora, Enkelbergia, Fasciculiptera, Glyptonychia, Gosseletia, Leconychia, Lophonychia, Maryonychia, Myalinopterella, Nathorstella, Nodonychia, Notonychia, Opisthoptera, Paramytilarca, Pompeckjina, Praeanomalodonta, Psilonychia, Pteronychia, Silurinka, Stappersella, Xinshaophorus

Subtaxa: Mytilarca (Plethomytilus) oviformis Mytilarca acutirostra Mytilarca amii Mytilarca aphaea Mytilarca aphea Mytilarca arenacea Mytilarca boucoti Mytilarca canadensis Mytilarca chemungensis Mytilarca cingulosa Mytilarca cordiformis Mytilarca crassa Mytilarca cultellata Mytilarca cuneatus Mytilarca dalhousei Mytilarca dentata Mytilarca dentiversa Mytilarca dubia Mytilarca eduliformis Mytilarca expansa Mytilarca foerstei Mytilarca gibbosa Mytilarca inflata Mytilarca iniqua Mytilarca kallholniensis Mytilarca knappi Mytilarca kullsbergensis Mytilarca lata Mytilarca leptaenarum Mytilarca mareki Mytilarca marylandica Mytilarca mytiliformis Mytilarca obliqua Mytilarca orsae Mytilarca parallela Mytilarca parens Mytilarca percarinata Mytilarca ponderosa Mytilarca pyrimadata Mytilarca regularis Mytilarca semicircularis Mytilarca sigilla Mytilarca simplex Mytilarca suberectus Mytilarca thorslundi Mytilarca triangula Mytilarca umbonata Mytilarca wabashensis Plethomytilus esuriens Plethomytilus lineatus Plethomytilus rowei

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Pakistan (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (1: Iowa)

• Devonian of Antarctica (1), Australia (4), Canada (3: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Quebec), China (10), the Czech Republic (2), Germany (2), Luxembourg (2), Morocco (2), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (45: Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvannia, Virginia), Vietnam (3)

• Silurian to Devonian of Poland (1)

• Silurian of Canada (2: Manitoba, Quebec), China (1), the Czech Republic (3), France (1), Italy (2), Poland (2), Sweden (4), the United Kingdom (6), United States (17: Alaska, California, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of the Czech Republic (2), Estonia (1), Sweden (3)

Total: 127 collections including 142 occurrences

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