Xylophaga


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Xylophaga
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Xylophaga dorsalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Myida
Superfamily: Pholadoidea
Family: Pholadidae
Genus: Xylophaga
Turton, 1822
Species

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Xylophaga is a genus of bivalves in the family Pholadidae.

Species[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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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