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Periclaraia circularis Li and Ding 1981 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 169268

Synonyms: Periclaraia chaoxianensis Li and Ding 1981 (no. 169270), Periclaraia reticulata Li and Ding 1981 (no. 169269)

Full reference: J. H. Li and B. L. Ding. 1981. Two new lamellibranch genera from Lower Triassic of Anhui. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 20(4):325-330

Belongs to Periclaraia according to J. H. Li and B. L. Ding 1981

Sister taxon: Periclaraia jinyaensis

Type specimens:

  • Periclaraia circularis: H1234, a valve (Right valve)
  • Periclaraia chaoxianensis: H1241, a valve (Right valve). Its type locality is Majiashan Section Bed 9, Chaoxian County, which is in a Spathian carbonate limestone in the Qinglong Formation of China.
  • Periclaraia reticulata: H1242, a valve (Right valve). Its type locality is Majiashan Section Bed 7, Chaoxian County, which is in a Spathian carbonate limestone in the Qinglong Formation of China.

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve length 10.1