Platyodon Conrad 1837 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Alternative spelling: Mya (Platyodon)

Parent taxon: Myidae according to E. V. Coan et al. 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cryptomya, Cryptomyinae, Mya, Myinae, Paramya, Sphenia, Spheniinae, Tugonia, Venatomya

Subtaxa: Platyodon cancellata Platyodon nipponica

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (4: California collections)

• Miocene of Japan (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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