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Bivalvia -

Mytilomorphi was named by Ferussac (1822). It is extant.

It was assigned to Pteriomorphia by Carter et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Mytilomorphi Ferussac
2011Mytilomorphi Carter et al. p. 6

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
MytilomorphiFerussac 1822
MytilomorphiFerussac 1822

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobilesubc
Life habit: epifaunalsubc
Diet: suspension feedersubc
Vision: blindc
Created: 2014-02-09 11:13:23
Modified: 2014-02-09 11:13:23
Source: subc = subclass, c = class
References: Eaton 1871, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Warendian to the top of the Holocene or 485.40000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 478.6 Ma

Collections (4352 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Warendian485.4 - 478.6Australia (Northern Territory) Colpantyx woolleyi (77770) Colpantyx woolleyi, Xestoconcha kraciukae (79010 79322) Xestoconcha kraciukae (77769) Xestoconcha sp. indet. (77768)
Moridunian478.6 - 471.8United Kingdom (Wales) Xestoconcha sp. (87601)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Argentina Dipleurodonta sp. (8875)
Bendigonian476.8 - 473.9Australia (Northern Territory) Colpantyx woolleyi (79173) Colpantyx woolleyi, Xestoconcha kraciukae (79011 79130 79134 79139 79142 79171 79174)
Darriwilian467.3 - 458.4Australia (Queensland) Runnegaria cuneata (79126)
Chazy466.0 - 457.5USA (New York) Whiteavsia expansa (171704 172321) Whiteavsia undata (171708)
Keila - Oandu460.9 - 452.0Sweden (Dalarne) Paramodiola glabra, Paramodiola magna (73411)
Chatfieldian460.9 - 449.5Canada (Ontario) Paramodiola sp. (26277)
Costonian - Pusgillian460.9 - 445.6Norway (Ringerike) Modiolopsidae sp. (194660)
Katian453.0 - 445.2Sweden (Dalarna) Dipleurodonta pulchella, Ectenocardiomorpha elongata, Ectenocardiomorpha acuta, Ectenocardiomorpha volvens, Ectenocardiomorpha williamsi, Dipleurodonta glabra (124939)
Richmondian449.5 - 443.7USA (Indiana) Pseudocolpomya sp. (373 374)
Richmondian449.5 - 443.7USA (Ohio) Pseudocolpomya sp. (372)
Gorstian427.4 - 425.6Czech Republic (Bohemia) Phthonia regularis (85118)
Ludlow - Pridoli427.4 - 419.2Morocco Mytilus sp. (27396)
Pridoli423.0 - 419.2China (Xinjiang) Mytilus beyrichi (10931)
Lochkovian419.2 - 410.8Morocco Mytilus esuriens (13936)
Emsian407.6 - 393.3Brazil (Parana) Modiolus sp., Phthonia sp. (37080 37081 37084)
Emsian407.6 - 393.3Uruguay Modiolus sp. (37078)
Emsian407.6 - 393.3Canada (Quebec) Phthonia sp. (608)
Emsian - Eifelian407.6 - 387.7Brazil (Parana) Modiolus sp. (37104 37106) Modiolus sp., Phthonia sp. (37107)