Mactromeris montereyana Arnold 1908 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae

Alternative combination: Mactra montereyana

Full reference: R. Arnold. 1908. Descriptions of new Cretaceous and Tertiary fossils from the Santa Cruz Mountains, California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 34(1617):345-389

Belongs to Mactromeris according to E. J. Moore 2002

See also Packard 1916

Sister taxa: Mactromeris abbotti, Mactromeris acutirostrata, Mactromeris albaria, Mactromeris bisculpturata, Mactromeris brevirostrata, Mactromeris catilliformis, Mactromeris eugenensis, Mactromeris hemphillii, Mactromeris mercedensis, Mactromeris merriami, Mactromeris muliniaformis, Mactromeris pittsburgensis, Mactromeris polynyma, Mactromeris ramonensis, Mactromeris rushi, Mactromeris sectoris, Mactromeris tejonensis

Type specimen: USNM 165463, a shell. Its type locality is Love Creek, Felton, which is in a Langhian/Serravallian coastal mudstone/siltstone in the Monterey Formation of California.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Love Creek, Felton

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