Marvacrassatella Ward and Blackwelder 1987 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Full reference: L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder. 1987. Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Mollusca from the James City and Chowan River Formations at Lee Creek Mine. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 61:113-283

Parent taxon: Crassatellinae according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Bathytormus, Crassatella, Crassatina, Salaputium, Talabrica, Tilicrassatella, Uddenia

Subtaxa: Marvacrassatella kauffmani Marvacrassatella marylandica Marvacrassatella melina Marvacrassatella surryensis Marvacrassatella turgidula Marvacrassatella urbannensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (5: North Carolina, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of United States (23: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of United States (47: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 75 collections including 79 occurrences

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