Bathymodiolus palmarensis Kiel et al. 2010 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Full reference: S. Kiel, K. A. Campbell, and C. Gaillard. 2010. New and little known mollusks from ancient chemosynthetic environments. Zoootaxa 2390:26-48

Belongs to Bathymodiolus according to S. Kiel et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Bathymodiolus inouei, Bathymodiolus satsopensis, Bathymodiolus tangaroa, Bathymodiolus thermophilus, Bathymodiolus willapaensis

Type specimen: USNM 533981, a shell. Its type locality is Atlantico, which is in an Oligocene basinal (carbonate) limestone in Colombia.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Miocene of Colombia (1 collection), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Colombia (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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