Cyclinella beteyensis Olsson 1922 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Full reference: A. A. Olsson. 1922. The Miocene of Northern Costa Rica. Bulletins of American Paleontology 9(39):1-309

Belongs to Cyclinella according to M. C. Perrilliat 1992

See also Olsson 1964

Sister taxa: Cyclinella cyclica, Cyclinella falconensis, Cyclinella galera, Cyclinella harrisi, Cyclinella jadisi, Cyclinella subquadrata, Cyclinella tenuis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Rio Betey, which is in a Pliocene marine siliciclastic in Costa Rica

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1 collection)

• Miocene of Ecuador (1), Mexico (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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