Ramonalinidae

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Ramonalinidae
Ramonalina.jpg
Ramonalina ramanensis (Triassic, southern Israel)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Myalinida[1]
Superfamily: Ambonychioidea
Family: Ramonalinidae
Yancey et al. 2009
Genera

See text.

Ramonalinidae is an extinct family of marine bivalve mollusks from the late Anisian (early Middle Triassic). It was an edgewise-recliner with a flattened anteroventral surface (on which it rested) and partially fused valves. They formed distinctive mud mounds.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Synoptical Classification of the Bivalvia (Mollusca)
  2. ^ a b Yancey, T.E.; Wilson, M.A.; Mione, A.C.S. (2009). "The Ramonalinids: a new family of mound-building bivalves of the Early Middle Triassic". Palaeontology 52 (6): 1349–1361. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00908.x.