Pleurophorella parnaibaensis Anelli et al. 2009 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Kalenteridae

Full reference: L. Anelli, A. C. Rocha-Campos, M. G. Simoes and R. Peck. 2009. Pennsylvanian Heteroconchia (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from the Piauí Formation, Parnaíba Basin, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 12(2):93-112

Belongs to Pleurophorella according to L. Anelli et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Pleurophorella elegans, Pleurophorella elongata, Pleurophorella munda, Pleurophorella ratingensis

Type specimen: DNPM 264a, a valve (an internal mold of left valve). Its type locality is Meruóca Farmstead, Near the José de Freitas village, which is in a Morrowan carbonate dolomite in the Piauí Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Carboniferous of Brazil (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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