Mesodesma costaricensis Olsson 1922 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mesodesmatidae

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

Belongs to Mesodesma according to A. A. Olsson 1922

Sister taxa: Mesodesma arctatum, Mesodesma deauratum, Mesodesma donacilla, Mesodesma donacium, Mesodesma elongata, Mesodesma mariana

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hill No3, Banana River [Rio Banano Fm], which is in a Piacenzian marine siliciclastic in the Rio Banano Formation of Costa Rica.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Hill No. 3, Banana River [Rio Banano Fm]

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