|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||Age range and collections|
Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae
It was reranked as Modiola (Brachidontes) by Whiteaves (1885); it was reranked as Volsella (Brachidontes) by Russell and Landes (1937); it was misspelled as Modiolus (Brachydontes) by Dall (1898), Popenoe (1937), Dartevelle and Freneix (1957), Vokes (1980), Dockery (1982), Ward and Blackwelder (1987), Gordillo (1991), Lamprell and Healy (1998), Frassinetti and Covacevich (1999), Todd (2001), Sepkoski (2002), Rosenberg (2005), El Qot (2006) and Mikkelsen (2006).
It was assigned to Modiola by Whiteaves (1885); to Modiolus by Dall (1898); to Volsella by Russell and Landes (1937); to Mytiloida by Sepkoski (2002); to Mytilinae by Dockery (1982) and Rosenberg (2005); and to Mytilidae by Popenoe (1937), Dartevelle and Freneix (1957), Vokes (1980), Ward and Blackwelder (1987), Gordillo (1991), Lamprell and Healy (1998), Frassinetti and Covacevich (1999), Todd (2001), El Qot (2006) and Mikkelsen (2006).
|Year||Name and author|
|1885||Modiola (Brachidontes) Whiteaves p. 37|
|1898||Modiolus (Brachydontes) Dall p. 796|
|1937||Brachidontes Popenoe p. 383|
|1937||Volsella (Brachidontes) Russell and Landes p. 145|
|1957||Brachyodontes Dartevelle and Freneix p. 48|
|1980||Brachidontes Vokes p. 23|
|1982||Brachidontes Dockery p. 36|
|1987||Brachidontes Ward and Blackwelder p. 129|
|1991||Brachidontes Gordillo p. 129|
|1998||Brachidontes Lamprell and Healy p. 78|
|1999||Brachidontes Frassinetti and Covacevich p. 21|
|2002||Brachidontes Sepkoski, Jr.|
|2006||Brachidontes El Qot p. 18|
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