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Xylophaga dorsalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Superorder: Imparidentia
Order: Myida
Family: Xylophagaidae
Genus: Xylophaga
Turton, 1822

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Xylophaga is a genus of bivalves in the family Pholadidae.


An undetermined species has been found in the Bissekty Formation, situated in the Kyzyl Kum desert of Uzbekistan, and dates from the late Cretaceous Period. A prehistoric species has also been reported in Alabama.


  • Purchon, R. D. 1941. On the biology and relationships of the lamellibranch Xylophaga dorsalis (Turton). Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Journal 25(1): 1–39.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Xylophaga at Wikimedia Commons


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