Periglypta weegeeree Darragh and Kendrick 2010 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Full reference: T. A. Darragh and G. W. Kendrick. 2010. Eocene molluscs from the Merlinleigh Sandstone, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 26:23-41

Belongs to Periglypta according to T. A. Darragh and G. W. Kendrick 2010

Sister taxa: Periglypta caesarina, Periglypta caribbeana, Periglypta listeri, Periglypta multicostata, Periglypta puerpera, Periglypta reticulata, Periglypta tamiamensis, Periglypta tarquinia

Type specimen: WAM 79.2860b, a shell. Its type locality is Merlinleigh Station, breakaway east of homestead, which is in a Lutetian shoreface sandstone in the Merlinleigh Sandstone Formation of Australia.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Eocene of Australia (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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