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Caneyella richardsoni

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Caneyella richardsoni was named by Girty (1909) [TYPE LOCALITY: United States; Late Mississippian.]. It is not a trace fossil.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Caneyella richardsoni Girty
1993Caneyella richardsoni Hoare p. 380 figs. 3.13 – 3.15

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderOstreida(Fërussac 1822)
suborderMalleidinaGray 1854
speciesrichardsoniGirty 1909

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.

Caneyella richardsoni Girty 1909
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R. D. Hoare 1993Caneyella with hingeline shorter than greatest length of valve; small prosogyrate beaks which extend slightly above hingeline at about one-tenth length from anterior extremity; umbos slightly inflated, umbonal shoulder diverges from hingeline at angle of about 28˚; small anterior lobe curves narrowly into broadly convex ventral, margin; convex posterior margin forms obtuse angle with hingeline; surface of thin shell material ornamented by numerous (50±), fine, radiating costae which increase by bifurcation; costae on dorsoposterior area slightly larger and more widely spaced than on rest of valve; numerous comarginal growth lines present.
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calciteo
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 10 to < 100f
Adult width: 10 to < 100f
Environment: marine, brackisho
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-06-11 18:35:53
Modified: 2009-07-20 15:10:53
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009, Kiessling 2004

Age range: Serpukhovian or 330.90000 to 323.20000 Ma

Collections (2 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Chesterian335.5 - 323.2USA (Arkansas) Caneyella richardsoni (73201)
Serpukhovian330.9 - 323.2USA (West Virginia) Caneyella richardsoni (56142)