Crassatella aquiana Clark 1895 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Alternative combination: Crassatellites aquianus

Synonyms: Crassatella halei Harris 1897, Crassatella sepulcollis Harris 1896

Full reference: W. B. Clark. 1895. Contributions to the Eocene fauna of the Middle Atlantic slope. Johns Hopkins University Circulars 15(121):3-6

Belongs to Crassatella according to G. L. Wingard 1993

See also Clark 1895, Clark and Martin 1901 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Crassatella (Crassatella), Crassatella (Landinia), Crassatella antestriata, Crassatella arcacea, Crassatella astartiformis, Crassatella austriaca, Crassatella baudeti, Crassatella bosquetiana, Crassatella branneri, Crassatella carcarensis, Crassatella carmanahensis, Crassatella carolinensis, Crassatella caudata, Crassatella chargensis, Crassatella chiesai, Crassatella clarkensis, Crassatella claytonensis, Crassatella collina, Crassatella compacta, Crassatella compressa, Crassatella conradiana, Crassatella corioensis, Crassatella corrugata, Crassatella cowlitzensis, Crassatella cygnea, Crassatella dalli, Crassatella dennanti, Crassatella dennati, Crassatella densus, Crassatella desioi, Crassatella desmaresti, Crassatella desvauxi, Crassatella elongata, Crassatella eutawcolens, Crassatella flexura, Crassatella fusca, Crassatella gamma, Crassatella haughtoni, Crassatella hauniensis, Crassatella hodgei, Crassatella kalitensis, Crassatella kroisbachensis, Crassatella lillisi, Crassatella lincolnensis, Crassatella lomana, Crassatella longior, Crassatella macrodonta, Crassatella manzourensis, Crassatella marrotiana, Crassatella meganosensis, Crassatella mercedensis, Crassatella merriami, Crassatella mulates, Crassatella neorhynchus, Crassatella numidica, Crassatella oenana, Crassatella patagonica, Crassatella pedroi, Crassatella perrini, Crassatella plumbea, Crassatella portelli, Crassatella radiata, Crassatella rafaeli, Crassatella rhomboidea, Crassatella rothii, Crassatella saulae, Crassatella scutellaria, Crassatella stewartvillensis, Crassatella stillwaterensis, Crassatella studleyi, Crassatella sulcata, Crassatella symmetrica, Crassatella texalta, Crassatella trapaquara, Crassatella tumidula, Crassatella unioides, Crassatella uvasana, Crassatella vadosa, Crassatella washingtoniana, Crassatella weaveri, Crassatella willcoxi, Crassatellites neusensis, Crassatellites paramesus, Crassatellites camurus, Crassatellites (Crassatellites), Crassatellites maroimensis, Crassatellites inconspicuus, Crassatellites iheringi, Crassatellites brainerdi, Crassatellites yabei, Crassatellites exiguus, Crassatellites negreetensis, Crassatellites texana, Crassatellites berryi, Crassatellites asakuraensis, Crassatellites matsuraensis

Type specimens:

  • Crassatella aquiana: USNM 207155, a shell. Its type locality is Aquia Creek, which is in a Paleocene marine horizon in the Aquia Formation of Virginia.
  • Crassatella halei: PRI 140, a shell.
  • Crassatella sepulcollis: PRI 65, a shell.

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (19: Alabama, Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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