Miltha chipolana Dall 1903 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative combinations: Miltha (Miltha) chipolana, Phacoides (Miltha) chipolanus

Synonyms: Phacoides (Miltha) heracleus Dall 1903, Phacoides (Miltha) smithwoodwardi Maury 1917

Belongs to Miltha according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Gardner 1947 and Vokes 1969

Sister taxa: Lucina (Miltha) contorta, Miltha (Matanziella), Miltha (Miltha), Miltha childreni, Miltha claibornensis, Miltha hamptonensis, Miltha hillsboroensis, Miltha inflata, Miltha merangiana, Miltha packi, Miltha pandata, Miltha parsonsi

Type specimens:

  • Miltha chipolana: USNM 114712, a shell
  • Phacoides (Miltha) heracleus:
  • Phacoides (Miltha) smithwoodwardi:

Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal chemosymbiotic


• Miocene of Panama (3 collections), United States (27: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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