Crassinella lunulata Conrad 1834 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Alternative combination: Astarte lunulata

Belongs to Crassinella according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also DuBar 1958 and Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Crassatellites (Crassinella) aldrichianus, Crassatellites (Crassinella) duplinianus, Crassatellites (Crassinella) galvestonensis, Crassinella acutus, Crassinella bowdenensis, Crassinella clementia, Crassinella guadalupensis, Crassinella guppyi, Crassinella haylocki, Crassinella johnsoni, Crassinella maldonadoensis, Crassinella martinicensis, Crassinella midiensis, Crassinella minor, Crassinella nuculiformis, Crassinella pacifica, Crassinella pygmaea, Crassinella variablis, Crassinella varians, Crassinella xena

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (47: Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of United States (20: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

Total: 73 collections each including a single occurrence

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