Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum Brown and Pilsbry 1911 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Chione tegulum, Chionopsis tegula

Synonyms: Chione (Chione) paraguanensis Hodson 1927, Chione (Chionopsis) paraguanensis Hodson 1927

Full reference: A. P. Brown and H. A. Pilsbry. 1911. Fauna of the Gatun Formation, Isthmus of Panama. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciencesof Philadelphia 63(2):336-373

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

See also Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Jung 1965 and Olsson 1964

Sister taxa: Chione (Chionopsis) angelana, Chione (Chionopsis) bainbridgensis, Chione (Chionopsis) eurylopas, Chione (Chionopsis) jamaniana, Chione (Chionopsis) manabia, Chione (Chionopsis) posorjensis, Chione (Chionopsis) propinqua, Chione (Chionopsis) richthofeni, Chione (Chionopsis) sechuntana, Chione (Chionopsis) semiplicata, Chione (Chionopsis) spiekeri, 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

Subtaxa: Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum dauleana

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Type specimens:

  • Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum: ANSP (no number), a shell
  • Chione (Chionopsis) paraguanensis: PRI 22850, a shell.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Miocene of Ecuador (3 collections), Panama (64), Venezuela (3)

Total: 70 collections each including a single occurrence

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