Septimyalina perattenuata Meek and Hayden 1858 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Myalinidae

Alternative combination: Myalina perattenuata

Synonym: Myalina kansanensis Shumard and Swallow 1858

Full reference: F. B. Meek and F. V. Hayden. 1858. Description of new organic remains from northwestern Kansas, indicating the existence of Permian rocks in that territory. Albany Institute Transactions 4:73-88

Belongs to Septimyalina according to L. E. Anelli et al. 2006

See also Hoare et al. 1989, Hoare et al. 1979, Meek and Hayden 1858, Shumard and Swallow 1858 and White 1891

Sister taxa: Septimyalina burmai, Septimyalina orbiculata, Septimyalina orthonota, Septimyalina quadrangularis, Septimyalina scitula, Septimyalina sinuosa, Septimyalina sultanaevi

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of United States (4: Alaska, Texas collections)

• Carboniferous of Brazil (2), United States (4: Arkansas, Kansas)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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