Phaenodesmia Bittner 1895 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia

Full reference: A. Bittner. 1895. Revision der Lamellibranchiaten von St. Cassian. Abhandlungen der kaiserlich-koniglichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt 18(1):1-236

Parent taxon: Malletiidae according to S. Ros-Franch et al. 2014

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Anthraconeilo, Arisaigia, Australoneilo, Cadomia, Carinineilo, Concavoleda, Ctenodontella, Dianucula, Dysodonta, Ekstadia, Johnmartinia, Katadesmia, Koenenia, Lapteviella, Lophoconcha, Malletia, Metapalaeoneilo, Myoplusia, Neilo, Ningliconcha, Nuculites, Palaeoneilo, Perrisonota, Prosoleptus, Quadratonucula, Sluha, Spathelopsis, Taimyrodon, Tindariopsis, Vnigriella, Yoldioides, Yongshengia, Zeehania

Subtaxa: Phaenodesmia areolata Phaenodesmia klipsteiniana Phaenodesmia laubeana Phaenodesmia peruana Phaenodesmia similis

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Type: Phaenodesmia klipsteiniana

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Germany (6 collections)

• Triassic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), China (6), Italy (3), Peru (3), Slovakia (1)

Total: 20 collections including 23 occurrences

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