Gemma cravenensis Gardner 1943 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Full reference: J. A. Gardner. 1943. Mollusca from the Miocene and Lower Pliocene of Virginia and North Carolina. Part 1. Pelecypoda. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 199(A):1-178

Belongs to Gemma according to J. A. Gardner 1943

Sister taxa: Gemma gemma, Gemma magna, Gemma sanctimauricensis, Gemma verdevilla

Type specimen: USNM 325569, a shell

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Rock Landing - Yorktown Formation (Pliocene to Pliocene of North Carolina)

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