Illionia Billings 1874 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative spelling: Ilionia

Synonym: Prolucina Dall 1896

Full reference: E. Billings. 1874. On some new genera and species of Palaeozoic Mollusca. Canadian Naturalist 7:381-396

Parent taxon: Lucinidae according to L. Liljedahl 1992

See also Cox et al. 1969 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Afrolucina, Anodontia, Armimiltha, Austriella, Barbierella, Bretskya, Bulacanites, Cardiolucina, Cavilinga, Chavania, Codakia, Cryptolucina, Ctena, Dilora, Discoloripes, Discolucina, Divalinga, Divaricella, Divaricellinae, Epicodakia, Falsolucinoma, Ferrocina, Fimbria, Fimbriinae, Funafutia, Gigantocyclus, Gonimyrtea, Graecina, Ilioniinae, Joellina, Lamylucina, Lepidolucina, Lepilucina, Leucosphaera, Liralucina, Lucininae, Lucinoma, Maorithyas, Meganodontia, Megaxinus, Miltha, Milthinae, Milthona, Myrtea, Myrteinae, Myrtina, Nipponothracia, Notomyrtea, Nymphalucina, Parvidontia, Parvilucina, Phenacocyclas, Pillucina, Poumea, Pseudomiltha, Pteromyrtea, Radiolucina, Sinbadiella, Solelucina, Superlucina, Tehamatea, Tinalucina, Wallucina

Subtaxa: Ilionia prisca Illionia canadensis

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Type: Illionia canadensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Estonia (1 collection), Sweden (3), United States (1: Michigan)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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