Psammotreta (Leporimetis) obesa Deshayes 1855 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Alternative combinations: Leporimetis obesa, Tellina obesa

Synonyms: Apolymetis biangulata Carpenter 1856, Florimetis biangulata Carpenter 1856, Metis alta Conrad 1856, Psammotreta (Florimetis) biangulata Carpenter 1856, Scrobicularia biangulata Carpenter 1856

Belongs to Psammotreta (Leporimetis) according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Coan et al. 2000, Durham 1950, Moore 2002 and Moore 2003

Sister taxa: Leporimetis cognata, Leporimetis intastriata, Leporimetis spectabilis, Psammotreta (Leporimetis) asthenodon, Psammotreta (Leporimetis) cognata, Psammotreta (Leporimetis) dombei, Psammotreta (Leporimetis) excavata, Psammotreta (Leporimetis) rostellata

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: California collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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