Maitaia gigantea De Koninck 1877 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Atomodesmatidae

Alternative combination: Aphanaia gigantea

Synonyms: Mytilus bigsbyi De Koninck 1877, Mytilus crassiventer De Koninck 1877

Belongs to Maitaia according to J. B. Waterhouse 1979

See also Etheridge 1902 and Laseron 1910

Sister taxa: Maitaia absoluta, Maitaia bella, Maitaia belliformis, Maitaia errabunda, Maitaia hurenensis, Maitaia kolymiaformis, Maitaia kusnezovi, Maitaia orulganica, Maitaia regularicostatum, Maitaia tenkensis, Maitaia tobonnoensis, Maitaia trechmanni, Maitaia vedernikovi, Mytilidesmatella woodi

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Australia (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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