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Pinna (Pinna) mendenhalli Hanna 1926 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pinnidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 168967

Alternative combination: Pinna mendenhalli

Full reference: G. D. Hanna. 1926. Paleontology of Coyote Mountain, Imperial County, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 14(18):427-503

Belongs to Pinna (Pinna) according to U. S. Grant and H. R. Gale 1931

Sister taxa: Pinna (Pinna) folium, Pinna (Pinna) lanceolata, Pinna (Pinna) opalina, Pinna (Pinna) radiata, Pinna (Pinna) tommasii

Type specimen: USNM 324593, a shell. Its type locality is USGS 3922 - Garnet Caņon [Imperial Fm], which is in a Pliocene marine sandstone in California.

Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 167.0 x 98.0