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Collemataria venezuelensis Hoover 1981 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Lyttoniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 124644

Full reference: P.R. Hoover. 1981. Paleontology, Taphonomy, and Paleoecology of the Palmarito Formation (Permian of Venezuela). Bulletins of American Paleontology 80(313):1-138

Belongs to Collemataria according to P.R. Hoover 1981

Sister taxa: Collemataria americana, Collemataria batilliformis, Collemataria elongata, Collemataria gregaria, Collemataria irregularis, Collemataria marshalli, Collemataria platys, Collemataria spatulata

Type specimen: USNM 221269, a valve (Ventral valve). Its type locality is Locality 6, Block A, mule trail between El Portachuelo and Mucuchachi, which is in a Kungurian open shallow subtidal wackestone in the Palmarito Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve 23.1 x 21.6