Mya salmonensis Clark 1932 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Full reference: B. L. Clark. 1932. Fauna of the Poul and Yakataga Formations (Upper Oligocene) of Southern Alaska. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 43:797-846

Belongs to Mya according to A. I. Kafanov et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Mya (Arenomya), Mya (Geramya), Mya (Mya), Mya convexa, Mya cuneiformis, Mya dickersoni, Mya dilata, Mya ezoensis, Mya ilyinensis, Mya kovatschensis, Mya majanatschensis, Mya producta, Mya pseudoarenaria, Mya sachalinensis, Mya schweinfurthi, Mya simplex, Mya tigilensis, Mya virgo, Mya wilsoni

Type specimen: UCMP 30397, a shell. Its type locality is UCMP 3851 Salmon Creek, which is in a Chattian marine horizon in the Poul Creek Formation of Alaska.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (2: Alaska collections)

• Eocene of Japan (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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