Astartila Dana 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadomyida - Megadesmidae

Full reference: J. D. Dana. 1847. Descriptions of fossil shells of the collections of the exploring expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes, USN, obtained in Australia, from the lower layers of the coal formation in Illawarra, and from a deposit probably of nearly the same age at Harper's Hill, Valley of the Hunter. American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series 4:151-160

Parent taxon: Megadesmidae according to N. J. Morris et al. 1991

See also Bouchet et al. 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Astartilinae, Carnauba, Crassiconcha, Ferrazia, Huabiella, Jacquesia, Megadesminae, Megadesmus, Plesiocyprellinae, Plesiocyprinellinae, Pleurikodonta, Pyramus, Romaniamya, Unklesbayella

Subtaxa: Astartila blatchfordi Astartila condoni Astartila elusa Astartila fletcheri Astartila intrepida Astartila obscura Astartila runnegari Astartila salaria Astartila sedgwicki Astartila tumida

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Australia (36 collections), India (4), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (1)

Total: 45 collections including 58 occurrences

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