†family Modiomorphidae Miller 1877 (clam)

Bivalvia - Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae

Synonyms: Hippomyidae Scarlato and Starobogatov 1979, Palanatinidae Miller 1877

Full reference: S. A. Miller. 1877. The American Palaeozoic fossils: a catologue of the genera and species. 2nd ed. 1-293

Parent taxon: Modiomorphoidea according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Amler 2010, Bouchet et al. 2010, Cox et al. 1969, Nevesskaja 2009, Newell 1965 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Coxiconchidae, Cypricardiniidae, Hippopodiumidae, Palaeopharidae, Tusayanidae

Subtaxa: Aristerella Butovicellinae Byssodesma Corallidomus Cymatonota Dceruska Glossites Goniophoriopsis Guerangeria Healeyinae Hippomya Janicula Joannininae Liromytilus Megambonia Modiolopsinae Modiomorphinae Modiophorus Orthodesma Parallelodus Pholadomorpha Procarinaria Prolobella Pyanomya Redonia Saffordia Semicorallidomus Spathella Sphenotomorpha Taimyria Tylophora Whiteavesia

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Yemen (4 collections)

• Triassic to Jurassic of United States (1: Alaska)

• Triassic of United States (1: Nevada)

• Permian of Brazil (5), China (8), Madagascar (1), the Russian Federation (3), South Africa (1), Tanzania (2), United States (5: Arizona, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (1: Illinois)

• Carboniferous of Libya (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (13: Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Alaska)

• Devonian of Algeria (1), Antarctica (3), Argentina (1), Australia (32), Belgium (1), Brazil (13), Canada (4: Alberta, New Brunswick, Quebec), China (14), the Czech Republic (2), France (2), Germany (1), Japan (1), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (4), Morocco (1), New Zealand (5), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (5), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (5), Spain (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (283: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (4), Vietnam (2)

• Silurian to Devonian of Argentina (1), Morocco (2), Poland (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (3), Australia (1), Canada (17: Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario), China (13), the Czech Republic (19), Estonia (2), Germany (1), Italy (4), Jordan (5), Morocco (1), Norway (1), Spain (2), Sweden (13), the United Kingdom (36), United States (46: Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan and Ohio, New York, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Argentina (6), Australia (2), Bolivia (1), Canada (45: Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (12), the Czech Republic (10), Estonia (1), France (11), Morocco (10), North Korea (2), Norway (9), Peru (1), Portugal (5), South Korea (1), Spain (24), Sweden (7), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (23), United States (253: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa)

• Chazy of Canada (6: Ontario, Quebec), United States (15: New York)

• Llandeilo of China (1)

• Whiterockian of United States (3: Minnesota, Utah)

• Klabava of France (1)

• Arenig of Argentina (8), Bolivia (2), China (1), France (5), Morocco (2)

• Dawan of China (1)

• Cassinian of United States (2: Missouri)

Total: 1082 collections including 1611 occurrences

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