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

Sister taxa: Crassatella (Crassatella), Crassatella (Landinia), Crassatella (Pachythaerus), Crassatella antestriata, Crassatella arcacea, Crassatella astartiformis, Crassatella carcarensis, Crassatella carolinensis, Crassatella compressa, Crassatella corioensis, Crassatella corrugata, Crassatella cygnea, Crassatella dennanti, Crassatella dennati, Crassatella densus, Crassatella desmaresti, Crassatella desvauxi, Crassatella elongata, Crassatella eutawcolens, Crassatella fusca, Crassatella gamma, Crassatella grandis, Crassatella granti, Crassatella haughtoni, Crassatella hauniensis, Crassatella hodgei, Crassatella kalitensis, Crassatella lomana, Crassatella longior, Crassatella meganosensis, Crassatella mercedensis, Crassatella neorhynchus, Crassatella patagonica, Crassatella pedroi, Crassatella plumbea, Crassatella portelli, Crassatella radiata, Crassatella rafaeli, Crassatella rhomboidea, Crassatella scutellaria, Crassatella subregularis, Crassatella sulcata, Crassatella symmetrica, Crassatella texalta, Crassatella trapaquara, Crassatella tumidula, Crassatella uvasana, Crassatella vadosa, Crassatella willcoxi, Crassatellites neusensis, Crassatellites (Crassatellites), Crassatellites camurus, Crassatellites merriami, Crassatellites stillwaterensis, Crassatellites berryi, Crassatellites maroimensis, Crassatellites altus, Crassatellites exiguus, Crassatellites lincolnensis, Crassatellites texana, Crassatellites weaveri, Crassatellites dalli, Crassatellites grandis, Crassatellites tuscana, Crassatellites paramesus, Crassatellites stewartvillensis, Crassatellites studleyi, Crassatellites branneri, Crassatellites brainerdi, Crassatellites claytonensis, Crassatellites negreetensis, Crassatellites triangulatus

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 (8: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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