Bathytormus alaeformis Conrad 1830 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Alternative combinations: Crassatella (Bathytormus) alaeformis, Crassatella alaeformis, Crassatellites alaeformis

Synonyms: Crassatella capricranium Rogers and Rogers 1839, Crassatella declivis Heilprin 1880, Crassatellites capricranium Rogers and Rogers 1839

Belongs to Bathytormus according to G. L. Wingard 1993

See also Clark 1895

Sister taxa: Bathytormus clarkensis, Bathytormus flexurus, Bathytormus juanadiazus, Bathytormus protexta, Bathytormus protextus, Bathytormus pteropsis, Crassatella (Bathytormus) schmidlini

Type specimens:

  • Bathytormus alaeformis: ANSP 30498, a shell
  • Crassatella declivis: USNM 2490, a shell.
  • Crassatellites capricranium:

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Maryland collection)

• Paleocene of United States (25: Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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