Pojetaia runnegari Jell 1980 (clam)

Bivalvia - Fordillida - Fordillidae

Synonyms: Buluniella borealis Jermak 1986, Fordilla borealis Jermak 1986, Jellia ovata Li and Zhou 1986, Oryzoconcha prisca He and Pei 1985, Pojetaia borealis Jermak 1986, Pojetaia elliptica Li and Zhou 1986, Pojetaia ovata Li and Zhou 1986, Pojetaia prisca He and Pei 1985

Full reference: P. A. Jell. 1980. Earliest known pelecypod on Earth - a new Early Cambrian genus from Australia. Alcheringa 4(1/2):233-239

Belongs to Pojetaia according to P. J. Wagner 2023

See also Bengtson et al. 1990, Claybourn et al. 2019, Elicki and G├╝rsu 2009, Fang et al. 2009, He and Pei 1985, Hinz-Schallreuter 2000, Jell 1980, Jermak 1986, Li and Zhou 1986, Parkhaev 2001, Parkhaev 2004, Peel 2021, Runnegar and Bentley 1983, Runnegar and Pojeta 1992, Skovsted 2004 and Skovsted and Peel 2007

Sister taxa: Pojetaia dentifera, Pojetaia ostseensis, Pojetaia ovata, Pojetaia sarhoensis

Type specimens:

  • Pojetaia runnegari: NMV P59669, a shell. Its type locality is Horse Gully, 1.6 km south of the township of Ardrossan, which is in an Atdabanian carbonate limestone in the Parara Limestone Formation of Australia.
  • Oryzoconcha prisca: Its type locality is Near boundary of Fangcheng & Yexian Counties, which is in a Nangaoian carbonate limestone in the Xinji Formation of China.
  • Pojetaia borealis:
  • Pojetaia elliptica: Its type locality is Huoqiu, which is in an Atdabanian carbonate limestone in the Yutaishan Formation of China.
  • Pojetaia ovata: Its type locality is Huoqiu, which is in an Atdabanian carbonate limestone in the Yutaishan Formation of China.

Ecology: stationary shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Antarctica (6 collections), Australia (34), Canada (4: Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec), China (7), Greenland (6), the Russian Federation (12), Turkey (2), United States (1: New York)

Total: 72 collections including 76 occurrences

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