Chlamys (Praechlamys) prima Friesenbichler et al. 2019 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Full reference: E. Friesenbichler, M. Hautmann, E. Grădinaru and H. Bucher. 2019. A highly diverse bivalve fauna from a Bithynian (Anisian, Middle Triassic) Tubiphytes‐microbial buildup in North Dobrogea (Romania). Papers in Palaeontology 7:447-495

Belongs to Chlamys (Praechlamys) according to E. Friesenbichler et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Praechlamys foezyi, Praechlamys hohxilensis, Praechlamys ponzii, Praechlamys reticulata, Praechlamys rollei, Praechlamys rusconii, Praechlamys stoliczkai, Praechlamys valoniensis, Praechlamys wuxingensis

Type specimen: LPB IIIL 2062 (fragmented left valve). Its type locality is Mahmudia Quarry, Caeracul Mare Hill, sample 114, which is in a Bithynian reef, buildup or bioherm bindstone in the Caerace Formation of Romania.

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Mahmudia Quarry, Caeracul Mare Hill, sample 114

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