Mesodesma deauratum Turton 1822 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mesodesmatidae

Alternative combinations: Mactra deaurata, Mesodesma deaurata

Belongs to Mesodesma according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Woods 1850

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

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Pliocene of the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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