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Concavodonta ovalis

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Praenuculidae

Concavodonta ovalis was named by Sanchez (1999). Its type specimen is CEGH-UNC 16168, a shell (One internal mold of right valve), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is south side of the Quebrada La Pola, Eastern flank of Sierra de Villicum, which is in a Caradoc marine conglomerate in the La Cantera Formation of Argentina.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Concavodonta ovalis Sanchez figs. 2.14-2.17, 6.1

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassProtobranchia(Pelseneer 1889)
superorderNuculiformiiDall 1889
orderNuculida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyNuculoidea(Gray 1824)
familyPraenuculidaeMcAlester 1968
genusConcavodontaBabin 1972

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Concavodonta ovalis Sanchez 1999
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T. M. Sanchez 1999Concavodonta characterized by ovate outline of shell; anterior and posterior dorsal borders meet at an angle of 150 degrees.

Ovate shell; prosogyrate, subcentral umbo; anterodorsal margin arched towards shell body, posterodorsal margin slightly arched outward shell body, both margins meeting with angle of 150 degrees; broad, ovate anterior muscle scar, elongated dorsoventrally, slightly impressed; nine to 10 anterior and posterior chevroned teeth with concavities of chevrons towards umbo (concavodont dentition); anterior and posterior teeth meeting by small, orthomorphic subumbonal teeth; number of subumbonal elements variable (up to 10); first posterior teeth concavodont or convexoconcave; anterior and posterior teeth increasing in size gradually from umbo towards distal hinge borders; last anterior teeth larger than last posterior teeth.
valve height46.303.938.007.101.85
valve diagonal43.93--3.93-

Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobilef
Attached: yesf
Life habit: shallow infaunalf
Diet: deposit feederf
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-07-20 12:59:23
Modified: 2009-10-10 17:23:16
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Meyer et al. 2009, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: Caradoc or 458.40000 to 449.50000 Ma

Collections: one only

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Caradoc458.4 - 449.5Argentina (San Juan) Concavodonta ovalis (type locality: 13513)