Modiomorpha Hall and Whitfield 1869 (clam)

Bivalvia - Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae

Parent taxon: Modiomorphinae according to L. Liljedahl 1994

See also Cox et al. 1969, Isberg 1934, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

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

Subtaxa: Modiomorpha concentrica Modiomorpha kallholniense Modiomorpha lata Modiomorpha mitchellae Modiomorpha mytiloides Modiomorpha ostbjorkae Modiomorpha ovata Modiomorpha praecursor Modiomorpha quadrula

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Type: Pterinea concentrica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of United States (1: Nevada collection)

• Virgilian of United States (1: Illinois)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Iowa, Nevada)

• Devonian of Algeria (1), Antarctica (3), Australia (18), Brazil (11), Canada (4: Alberta, New Brunswick, Quebec), China (9), Germany (1), Japan (1), Libya (1), New Zealand (4), the Russian Federation (4), South Africa (3), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (194: Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Uruguay (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (1), China (7), United States (4: Alaska, Michigan and Ohio, New York, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Bolivia (1), France (1), Sweden (2)

Total: 280 collections including 322 occurrences

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