Mactromeris abbotti Wiedey 1928 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae

Alternative combination: Spisula abbotti

Full reference: L. W. Wiedey. 1928. Notes on the Vaqueros and Temblor formations of the California Miocene with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 5(10):95-182

Belongs to Mactromeris according to E. J. Moore 2002

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

Type specimen: SDSNH 39, a valve

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: California collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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