Balantioselena Speden 1962 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

Full reference: I. G. Speden. 1962. The faunas of the Corbies Creek localities and description of two new species, in Triassic fossils from Corbies Creek, north Otago. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 5:95-111

Parent taxon: Astartidae according to I. G. Speden 1962

See also Ros-Franch et al. 2014 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Astartellinae, Astartinae, Astartoides, Astartopsis, Coelastarte, Digitaria, Eriphylinae, Lirotarte, Lyapinella, Middalya, Nargunella, Opinae, Oxyeurax, Permartella, Pinzonellinae, Praeconia, Pressastarte, Radiastarte, Taxocardia, Terraiinae, Trigonopinae, Woodia

Subtaxa: Balantioselena gairi

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Type: Balantioselena gairi

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of New Zealand (8 collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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