Crassinella Guppy 1874 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Alternative spellings: Astarte (Crassinella), Crassatellites (Crassinella)

Parent taxon: Scambulinae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Aldrich 1911, Coan et al. 2000, da Silva Forti 1969, Dockery 1982, DuBar 1958, Glenn 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Woodring 1925 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Mediraon, Remondia, Scambula

Subtaxa: Crassatellites (Crassinella) aldrichianus Crassatellites (Crassinella) duplinianus Crassatellites (Crassinella) galvestonensis Crassinella acutus Crassinella bowdenensis Crassinella clementia Crassinella guadalupensis Crassinella guppyi Crassinella haylocki Crassinella johnsoni Crassinella lunulata Crassinella maldonadoensis Crassinella martinicensis Crassinella midiensis Crassinella minor Crassinella nuculiformis Crassinella pacifica Crassinella pygmaea Crassinella variablis Crassinella varians Crassinella xena

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (7 collections), Cayman Islands (3), Costa Rica (3), Mexico (1), Panama (2), United States (58: California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (9), Ecuador (6), India (1), Jamaica (3), Mexico (1), Panama (19), Trinidad and Tobago (8), United States (22: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (8)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Colombia (3), the Dominican Republic (3), Ecuador (1), India (1), Panama (30), Trinidad and Tobago (10), United States (30: Florida, New Jersey, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Mexico (1), United States (35: Mississippi)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (45: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of United States (19: Kansas)

Total: 335 collections including 378 occurrences

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