Eurytellina punicea Born 1778 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Alternative combinations: Tellina (Eurytellina) punicea, Tellina punicea

Synonyms: Tellina dariena Conrad 1855, Tellina rowlandi Toula 1908

Full reference: I. Born. 1778. Index rerum naturalium Musei Cæsarei Vindobonensis - Pars I ma Testacea - Verzeichniß der natürlichen Seltenheiten des k k Naturalien Cabinets zu Wien - Erster Theil - Schalthiere - Vindobonae 1-458

Belongs to Eurytellina according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Anderson 1929, Born 1778, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Jung 1969, Olsson 1922, Weisbord 1964 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Eurytellina aequicincta, Eurytellina cibaoica, Eurytellina lineata, Tellina (Eurytellina) alincia, Tellina (Eurytellina) alternata, Tellina (Eurytellina) angulosa, Tellina (Eurytellina) eburnea, Tellina (Eurytellina) hertleini, Tellina (Eurytellina) inaequistriata, Tellina (Eurytellina) laplata, Tellina (Eurytellina) lorenzoensis, Tellina (Eurytellina) milamensis, Tellina (Eurytellina) mooreana, Tellina (Eurytellina) nitens, Tellina (Eurytellina) ophiaca, Tellina (Eurytellina) papyria, Tellina (Eurytellina) paraguanensis, Tellina (Eurytellina) pressa, Tellina (Eurytellina) prora, Tellina (Eurytellina) regia, Tellina (Eurytellina) roburina, Tellina (Eurytellina) tayloriana, Tellina (Eurytellina) tumbezensis, Tellina (Eurytellina) vetula

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Venezuela (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Trinidad and Tobago (11), Venezuela (5)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Panama (30)

• Oligocene of Panama (3)

Total: 52 collections each including a single occurrence

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