Pleuromya cuneata Glaessner 1958 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Pleuromyidae

Full reference: M. F. Glaessner. 1958. New Cretaceous fossils from New Guinea, with a contribution on a new ammonite genus. Records of the South Australian Museum 13:199-226

Belongs to Pleuromya according to M. F. Glaessner 1958

Sister taxa: Pleuromya aequistriata, Pleuromya alpina, Pleuromya ambigua, Pleuromya bavarica, Pleuromya borealis, Pleuromya calceiformis, Pleuromya ecki, Pleuromya elongata, Pleuromya fedaiana, Pleuromya galathea, Pleuromya gibbosa, Pleuromya haydeniana, Pleuromya himaica, Pleuromya humboldtensis, Pleuromya kelleri, Pleuromya loeschmanni, Pleuromya milleformis, Pleuromya oblonga, Pleuromya papyracea, Pleuromya prima, Pleuromya prosogyra, Pleuromya saltriensis, Pleuromya skianni, Pleuromya subcompressa, Pleuromya sulcatissima, Pleuromya tellina, Pleuromya tricarinata, Pleuromya uniformis, Pleuromya unioides, Pleuromya urnula, Pleuromya varians

Type specimen: Adelaide University F15300, a shell. Its type locality is Masul Village, Chimbu River, which is in a Cenomanian marine sandstone in Papua New Guinea.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Masul Village, Chimbu River

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