Order Protobranchia Pelseneer 1889 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia

Parent taxon: Bivalvia according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Bouchet et al. 2010, Carter et al. 2011, Giribet and Wheeler 2002, Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008 and Nevesskaja 2009

Sister taxa: Acturellina, Amphikoilinae, Anthraconauta, Arhouriellidae, Asiphonidae, Astarte scrivenori, Aviculomya, Barcoona, Bathyspinulinae, Bleta, Brachyanodon, Burriera, Camnantia, Carnidia, Cirravidae, Claughtonia, Clotho, Coloniceramus, Cruciella, Cryptodonta, Ctenolima, Cycloconchoididae, Delia, Edon, Elasmatium, Elliptoidea, Ensia, Eubivalvia, Euburnopecten, Euprotobranchia, Ferganoconcha, Geinitzia, Gibboconcha, Gosselettia, Guebhardia, Guerichia, Hemisterias, Hippagus, Isofilibranchia, Joannisiella, Laubeia, Laurskiidae, Leila, Libitina, Libyaconchus, Lithophagella, Lux, Manankovia, Martinsonella, Megagrypha, Megalomus, Microdon, Modiolopsis praerupta, Myacites, Neotaxodonta, Onkogrypha, Ostrea compta, Ostreavicula, Palaearca, Palaeoentolium, Palaeostrea, Palaeotaxodonta, Palanatina, Paradoxia, Phyllonia, Platymya, Pleureterites, Praecardiomya, Praelamellodontidae, Praevicula, Productea, Promargaritifera, Prosodacna, Protoentolium, Psammacola, Psammoconcha, Pseudanodonta, Pseudocardita, Pseudospatha, Rebusum, Reniella, Rhenanomya, Rousseliinae, Sancticarolis, Septocardiidae, Serrilaminula, Solen (Solecurtus) ellipticus, Solen (Solecurtus) planulatus, Somalidacna, Spirodomidae, Taeniodon, Tatella, Telistrophis, Trachidomia, Tulongella, Zadimerodia, Praeanomalodontata, Hemicardium, Fusidae, Prionodesmacea, Solenomyidae, Phaenomya, Teleodesmacea, Anomalodesmacea, Eoasmussia

Subtaxa: Antactinodiontidae Nuculaniformii Nuculiformii Sareptoidea Solemyoida

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

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