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Lunarca billingsiana

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Taxonomy
Arca (Argina) billingsiana was named by Maury (1912) [DISTRIBUTION: ?Oligocene or Early Miocene; Caribbean.]. Its type specimen is PRI (unknown number), a shell, and it is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Lunarca billingsiana by Hendy et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1912Arca (Argina) billingsiana Maury p. 45 figs. pl. 8, figs. 2, 3
2008Lunarca billingsiana Hendy et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
ArcioniGray 1854
orderArcida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyArcoidea(Lamarck 1809)
familyArcidaeLamarck 1809
subfamilyAnadarinaeReinhart 1935
genusLunarcaGray 1847
speciesbillingsiana()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 10 to < 100f
Adult width: 10 to < 100f
Adult height: 10 to < 100f
Thickness: intermediatef
Folds: minorf
Ribbing: majorf
Spines: nonef
Internal reinforcement: nonef
Ontogeny: accretionf
Environment: lagoonal, coastal, inner shelf, outer shelf, oceanic, brackish, freshwaterf
Locomotion: facultatively mobileg
Attached: yesf
Life habit: semi-infaunalg
Diet: suspension feederg
Vision: limitedf
Created: 2009-09-09 09:08:47
Modified: 2009-09-09 11:08:47
Source: g = genus, f = family
References: Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008, Sanchez Roig 1926

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Miocene to the top of the Early/Lower Pliocene or 23.03000 to 3.60000 Ma

Collections (15 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Trinidad and Tobago Arca billingsiana (80168)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Trinidad and Tobago Lunarca billingsiana (60409 60410 60412 60414 60415 60416 60417 60646 60647 60649 60650 60654 60655 60659)