Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) somaliensis Cox 1935 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae

Alternative combination: Pholadomya somaliensis

Full reference: L. R. Cox. 1935. Jurassic Gastropoda and Lamellibranchia. The Mesozoic Palaeontology of British Somaliland, Geology and Palaeontology of British Somaliland, II 148-197

Belongs to Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) according to W. Kiessling et al. 2011

See also Cox 1935

Sister taxa: Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) bucardium, Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) margaritacea, Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) protei

Type specimen: Its type locality is Bihendula, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian shallow subtidal limestone in the Bihen Limestone Formation of Somalia

Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (4 collections), Saudi Arabia (10), Somalia (1), Yemen (10)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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