Chione (Chionopsis) posorjensis Olsson 1931 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combination: Chione posorjensis

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 Chione (Chionopsis) according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Olsson 1931

Sister taxa: Chione (Chionopsis) angelana, Chione (Chionopsis) bainbridgensis, Chione (Chionopsis) eurylopas, Chione (Chionopsis) jamaniana, Chione (Chionopsis) manabia, Chione (Chionopsis) propinqua, Chione (Chionopsis) richthofeni, Chione (Chionopsis) sechuntana, Chione (Chionopsis) semiplicata, Chione (Chionopsis) spiekeri, Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum, Chione (Chionopsis) temblorensis, Chione (Chionopsis) traftoni, Chione (Chionopsis) variabilis, Chione (Chionopsis) venadoensis, Chione (Chionopsis) wiedenmayeri, Chionopsis (Puberella), Chionopsis amathusia, Chionopsis crenifera, Chionopsis gnidia, Chionopsis lilacina, Chionopsis munsterii, Chionopsis ornatissima, Chionopsis pubera, Chionopsis pulicaria, Chionopsis woodwardi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Basal Heath or Caleto Mero Shales, which is in an Oligocene shoreface sandstone/shale in the Heath Formation of Peru

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Oligocene of Ecuador (1 collection), Panama (4), Peru (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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