Spissatella Finlay 1926 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Alternative spelling: Eucrassatella (Spissatella)

Parent taxon: Crassatellidae according to J. Marwick 1960

See also Beu et al. 1990, Gazdzicki and Pugaczewska 1984 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anthonya, Crassatella, Crassatellinae, Eucrassatella, Ptychomyinae, Scambulinae

Subtaxa: Spissatella australis Spissatella lyellii Spissatella media Spissatella trailli

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Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1 collection)

• Miocene of Argentina (4), New Zealand (10)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2), New Zealand (15)

• Eocene of New Zealand (5)

• Paleocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 39 collections including 43 occurrences

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