Venericardia (Glyptoactis) charanalensis Olsson 1931 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative combination: Venericardia charanalensis

Full reference: A. A. Olsson. 1931. Contributions to the Tertiary Paleontology of Northern Peru: Part 4, The Peruvian Oligocene. Bulletins of American Paleontology 17(63)

Belongs to Venericardia (Glyptoactis) according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Clark and Durham 1946 and Olsson 1931

Sister taxa: Glyptoactis (Claibornicardia), Glyptoactis (Fasciculicardia), Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis), Glyptoactis alticostata, Glyptoactis paraguanensis, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) aversa, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) carmenensis, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) hadra, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) keenae, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) marksi, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) mcmastersi, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) metaicha, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) mutabilis, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) serricosta, Venericardia (Glyptoactis) stenygra

Subtaxa: Venericardia (Glyptoactis) charanalensis hondoensis

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Type specimen: Its type locality is Quebrada Charanal [Mirador Sandstone, Mancora Fm], which is in an Oligocene marine conglomerate/sandstone in the Mancora Formation of Peru

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder


• Oligocene of Peru (1 collection)

• Eocene of Colombia (8)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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