Florimetis trinitaria Dall 1900 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Alternative combinations: Apolymetis trinitaria, Metis trinitaria

Synonyms: Apolymetis colombiensis Weisbord 1929, Apolymetis trinitaria colombiensis Weisbord 1929, Metis colombiensis Weisbord 1929, Metis falconensis Hodson 1931, Metis trinitaria colombiensis Weisbord 1929

Belongs to Florimetis according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Cooke 1919, Jung 1969, Marks 1951 and Weisbord 1929

Sister taxa: Florimetis biplicata, Florimetis chipolana, Florimetis magnoliana

Type specimens:

  • Florimetis trinitaria: USNM 115660, a shell
  • Apolymetis colombiensis:
  • Metis falconensis:

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Anguilla (1 collection), Brazil (2), Colombia (3), Panama (2), Trinidad and Tobago (5)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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