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Taxonavigation: Mytiloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Bivalvia
Subclassis: Pteriomorphia
Ordo: Mytilida
Superfamilia: Mytiloidea

Familia: Mytilidae
Subfamilia: Modiolinae
Genus: Tamu
Species: T. fisheri


  • Tamu Gustafson, Turner, Lutz & Vrijenhoek, 1998
    • Original status: valid genus [source: Gustafson, Turner, Lutz & Vrijenhoek (1998: 90)]
    • Gender: masculine?
    • Type species: Tamu fisheri Gustafson, Turner, Lutz & Vrijenhoek, 1998, by original designation [and monotypy] [source: Gustafson, Turner, Lutz & Vrijenhoek (1998: 90)]


cited sources[edit]

  • Gustafson, R.G.; Turner, R.D.; Lutz, R.A.; Vrijenhoek, R.C. 1998: A new genus and five new species of mussels (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) from deep-sea sulfide/hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. Malacologia, 40: 63–112. Internet Archive BHL

additional references[edit]

  • Saether, K.P. et al. 2010: New fossil mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from Miocene hydrocarbon seep deposits, North Island, New Zealand, with general remarks on vent and seep mussels. Zootaxa, 2577: 1–45. Preview PDF