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Crassatella aquiana Clark 1895 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 109919

Alternative combination: Crassatellites aquianus

Synonyms: Crassatella halei Harris 1897 (no. 109921), Crassatella sepulcollis Harris 1896 (no. 109920)

Full reference: W. B. Clark. 1895. Contributions to the Eocene fauna of the Middle Atlantic slope. Johns Hopkins University Circulars 15(121):3-6

Belongs to Crassatella according to G. L. Wingard 1993

Sister taxa: Crassatella (Crassatella), Crassatella (Landinia), Crassatella (Pachythaerus), Crassatella antestriata, Crassatella arcacea, Crassatella astartiformis, Crassatella branneri, Crassatella carcarensis, Crassatella carmanahensis, Crassatella carolinensis, Crassatella claytonensis, Crassatella collina, Crassatella compacta, Crassatella compressa, Crassatella conradiana, Crassatella corioensis, Crassatella corrugata, Crassatella cowlitzensis, Crassatella cygnea, Crassatella dalli, Crassatella dennanti, Crassatella dennati, Crassatella densus, Crassatella desmaresti, Crassatella desvauxi, Crassatella elongata, Crassatella eutawcolens, Crassatella flexura, Crassatella fusca, Crassatella gamma, Crassatella haughtoni, Crassatella hauniensis, Crassatella hodgei, Crassatella kalitensis, Crassatella kroisbachensis, Crassatella lincolnensis, Crassatella lomana, Crassatella longior, Crassatella meganosensis, Crassatella mercedensis, Crassatella merriami, Crassatella neorhynchus, Crassatella oenana, Crassatella patagonica, Crassatella pedroi, Crassatella perrini, Crassatella plumbea, Crassatella portelli, Crassatella radiata, Crassatella rafaeli, Crassatella rhomboidea, Crassatella scutellaria, Crassatella stewartvillensis, Crassatella stillwaterensis, Crassatella studleyi, Crassatella subregularis, Crassatella sulcata, Crassatella symmetrica, Crassatella texalta, Crassatella trapaquara, Crassatella tumidula, Crassatella uvasana, Crassatella vadosa, Crassatella washingtoniana, Crassatella weaveri, Crassatella willcoxi, Crassatellites neusensis, Crassatellites iheringi, Crassatellites lillisi, Crassatellites yabei, Crassatellites (Crassatellites), Crassatellites camurus, Crassatellites berryi, Crassatellites maroimensis, Crassatellites matsuraensis, Crassatellites exiguus, Crassatellites asakuraensis, Crassatellites texana, Crassatellites inconspicuus, Crassatellites mulates, Crassatellites paramesus, Crassatellites brainerdi, Crassatellites negreetensis

Type specimens:

  • Crassatella aquiana: USNM 207155, a shell. Its type locality is Aquia Creek, which is in a Paleocene marine horizon in the Aquia Formation of Virginia.
  • Crassatella halei: PRI 140, a shell.
  • Crassatella sepulcollis: PRI 65, a shell.

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder