Algerina algena Kříž 2008 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cyrtodontida - Spanilidae

Full reference: J. Kříž. 2008. Algerina gen. nov. (Bivalvia, Nepiomorphia) from the Silurian of the North Gondwana margin (Algeria), peri-Gondwanan Europe (France, Italy), Perunica (Prague Basin, Bohemia) and the Siberian Plate (Tajmyr Basin, Russia). Bulletin of Geosciences 83(1):79-84

Belongs to Algerina according to J. Kříž 2008

See also Kříž 2008

Sister taxa: Algerina faba, Algerina rebellis

Type specimen: JK 11492, a shell (internal mold of left valve). Its type locality is Foum Belrem Section, northern margin of the western Hoggar Mountains, which is in a Gorstian carbonate limestone in the Oued Ali Clay Formation of Algeria.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Algeria (2 collections), the Czech Republic (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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