Dosinia (Dosinia) delicatissima Brown and Pilsbry 1913 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combination: Dosinia delicatissima

Synonyms: Dosinia (Dosinidia) brasiliensis White 1887, Dosinia brasiliensis White 1887

Full reference: A. P. Brown and H. A. Pilsbry. 1913. Fauna of the Gatun Formation, Isthmus of Panama: II. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 64:500-519

Belongs to Dosinia (Dosinia) according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Anderson 1929

Sister taxa: Dosinia (Dosinia) boettgeri, Dosinia (Dosinia) concentrica, Dosinia (Dosinia) liogona, Dosinia (Dosinia) multilamellata, Dosinia (Dosinia) peralta, Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa, Dosinia (Dosinia) radiata, Dosinia (Dosinia) semilaevis, Dosinia (Dosinia) sicarisinus, Dosinia (Dosinia) whitneyi

Type specimens:

  • Dosinia (Dosinia) delicatissima: ANSP (no number), a shell
  • Dosinia (Dosinidia) brasiliensis:

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Miocene of Colombia (12 collections), Ecuador (4), Panama (27), Peru (4), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Panama (1)

Total: 49 collections each including a single occurrence

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