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Cassianoides rara Waterhouse 1987 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Heteropectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 171256

Alternative combination: Cassianella rara

Full reference: J. B. Waterhouse. 1987. Late Palaeozoic Mollusca and correlations from the south-east Bowen Basin, east Australia. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 198(4-6):129-333

Belongs to Cassianoides according to K. Nakazawa 1999

Sister taxa: Cassianoides crassispinosus, Cassianoides kingorum, Cassianoides sexcostatus

Type specimen: UQ F74319, a valve (Right valve internal mold). Its type locality is UQ L4586, quarry along highway north of Theodore, Bowen Basin, which is in a Capitanian coastal siliciclastic in the Flat Top Formation of Australia.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder