Chione (Chionopsis) richthofeni Hertlein and Jordan 1927 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combination: Chione richthofeni

Full reference: L. G. Hertlein and E. K. Jordan. 1927. Paleontology of the Miocene of Lower California. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences 16(19):605-647

Belongs to Chione (Chionopsis) according to O.S. Adegoke 1969

Sister taxa: Chione (Chionopsis) angelana, Chione (Chionopsis) bainbridgensis, Chione (Chionopsis) eurylopas, Chione (Chionopsis) jamaniana, Chione (Chionopsis) manabia, Chione (Chionopsis) posorjensis, Chione (Chionopsis) propinqua, Chione (Chionopsis) sechuntana, Chione (Chionopsis) semiplicata, Chione (Chionopsis) spiekeri, Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum, Chione (Chionopsis) temblorensis, Chione (Chionopsis) traftoni, Chione (Chionopsis) variabilis, Chione (Chionopsis) venadoensis, Chione (Chionopsis) wiedenmayeri, Chionopsis (Puberella), Chionopsis amathusia, Chionopsis crenifera, Chionopsis gnidia, Chionopsis lilacina, Chionopsis munsterii, Chionopsis ornatissima, Chionopsis pubera, Chionopsis pulicaria, Chionopsis woodwardi

Type specimen: LSJU 66, a shell

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (3 collections), United States (9: California)

• Oligocene of United States (2: California)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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