Goniophora Phillips 1848 (clam)

Bivalvia - Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae

Alternative spelling: Sanguinolites (Goniophora)

Synonyms: Mytilomorpha Hind 1899, Naiadopsis Mendes 1952

Parent taxon: Modiomorphinae according to L. Liljedahl 1994

See also Cox et al. 1969, Hoare 1993, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Aleodonta, Callodonta, Colpomya, Eurymyella, Goniomorpha, Mimerodonta, Modiodonta, Modiolodon, Modiomorpha, Radiatodonta

Subtaxa: Goniophora (Cosmogoniophora) Goniophora (Goniophora) Goniophora alei Goniophora andersoni Goniophora ascia Goniophora bragei Goniophora brimeri Goniophora compta Goniophora cristata Goniophora gymeri Goniophora solci Goniophora thula Goniophora tyri Naiadopsis lamellosus

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Type: Cypricardia cymbaeformis

Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (5: Arizona, Wyoming collections)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Alaska)

• Devonian of Australia (9), Brazil (4), Canada (2: Quebec), China (6), France (1), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (3), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (2), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (90: Alaska, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (4)

• Silurian of Argentina (1), China (3), the Czech Republic (1), Sweden (10), the United Kingdom (27), United States (8: Alaska, Michigan and Ohio, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Canada (1: Ontario), China (1), North Korea (1), Spain (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (5: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri)

• Whiterockian of United States (1: Minnesota)

• Arenig of Argentina (1)

Total: 201 collections including 215 occurrences

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