Megadesmus Sowerby 1838 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadomyida - Megadesmidae

Synonyms: Cleobis Dana 1847, Megadesmus (Cleobis) Dana 1847

Full reference: J. d. C. Sowerby. 1838. Fossils. Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia 1:14-15

Parent taxon: Megadesmidae according to B. Cairncross et al. 2005

See also Clarke 1992, Morris et al. 1991, Sepkoski 2002 and Waterhouse 1988

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

Subtaxa: Megadesmus (Cleobis) grandis Megadesmus (Cleobis) recta Megadesmus (Megadesmus) Megadesmus borealis Megadesmus deflatus Megadesmus dembskajae Megadesmus globlosus Megadesmus globosus Megadesmus gryphoides Megadesmus nobilissimus Megadesmus ovalis Megadesmus pristinus Megadesmus robusta Megadesmus trigonalis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of the Russian Federation (6 collections)

• Permian of Afghanistan (1), Australia (53), China (2), India (2), Nepal (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), the Russian Federation (5), South Africa (1), Venezuela (1)

• Namurian of Australia (1)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (1)

Total: 76 collections including 82 occurrences

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