Promyalina spathi Newell and Kummel 1942 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Myalinidae

Alternative combination: Myalina spathi

Full reference: N. D. Newell and B. Kummel. 1942. Lower Eo-Triassic stratigraphy, Western Wyoming and Southeast Idaho. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 53:937-996

Belongs to Promyalina according to R. Hofmann et al. 2013

See also Ciriacks 1963

Sister taxa: Promyalina diana, Promyalina groenlandica, Promyalina hindi, Promyalina hunanensis, Promyalina intermedia, Promyalina kobjumensis, Promyalina kochi, Promyalina pavligae, Promyalina putiatinensis, Promyalina schamarae

Type specimen: AMNH 28349. Its type locality is Melrose, Claraia zone, Beaverhead County, which is in a Griesbachian marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Dinwoody Formation of Montana.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of United States (15: Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming collections)

• Permian to Triassic of China (2)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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