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Florimetis Olsson and Harbison 1953 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17660

Alternative spelling: Psammotreta (Florimetis)

Parent taxon: Tellinidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Acorylus, Arcopagia, Barytellina, Cymatoica, Elliptotellina, Eurytellina, Fragilia, Gastrana, Lutricola, Macoma, Macominae, Maera, Merisca, Metis, Nelltia, Peiricola, Psammacoma, Serratina, Sourimis, Strigillinae, Tellina, Tellininae

Subtaxa: Florimetis biplicata, Florimetis chipolana, Florimetis magnoliana, Florimetis trinitaria

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Type: Tellina intastriata

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder