Mysella Angas 1877 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Montacutidae

Parent taxon: Montacutidae according to R. Marquet 2005

See also Beu et al. 1990, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Schneider et al. 2005, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Altenaeum, Barrimysia, Curvemysella, Fastimysia, Fronsella, Mioerycina, Montacuta, Montacutona, Pileatona, Pythinella, Tellimya, Virmysella

Subtaxa: Mysella (Mysella) Mysella beaufortensis Mysella ovata Mysella trigonoelliptica

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Ecology: stationary infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (2 collections), Argentina (2), Australia (1), Canada (1: Quebec), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), United States (16: California, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Panama (1), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Bulgaria (1), Panama (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), United States (1: Alabama)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 36 collections including 42 occurrences

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