Pitar (Calpitaria) petropolitanus Stenzel et al. 1957 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Full reference: H. B. Stenzel, E. K. Krause, and J. T. Twining. 1957. Pelecypoda from the type locality of the Stone City beds (Middle Eocene) of Texas. University of Texas Publication (5704)

Belongs to Pitar (Calpitaria) according to H. B. Stenzel et al. 1957

Sister taxa: Pitar (Calpitaria) carteri, Pitar (Calpitaria) obliqua, Pitar (Calpitaria) sainceyensis, Pitar (Calpitaria) sulcatarius, Pitar (Calpitaria) texacola, Pitar (Calpitaria) texibrazus, Pitar (Calpitaria) tornadonis, Pitar (Calpitaria) vaginacarum

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (7: Texas collections)

Total: 7 collections including 8 occurrences

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