Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Claraia zhongzaiensis Gao et al. 2009 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 184104

Full reference: Y. Q. Gao, G. R. Shi, and Y. Q. Peng. 2009. A new bivalve fauna from the Permian-Triassic boundary section of southwestern China. Alcheringa 33:33-47

Belongs to Claraia according to Y. Q. Gao et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Claraia (Pteroclaraia), Claraia amygdaliformis, Claraia anulata, Claraia aurita, Claraia bioni, Claraia bittneri, Claraia chakkapaki, Claraia clarai, Claraia concentrica, Claraia dieneri, Claraia extrema, Claraia fenghaiensis, Claraia fukianensis, Claraia griesbachi, Claraia guangyuanensis, Claraia guizhouensis, Claraia hunanica, Claraia intermedia, Claraia jiangyouensis, Claraia liuqiaoensis, Claraia longyanensis, Claraia mulleri, Claraia pamirensis, Claraia perthensis, Claraia posidoniformis, Claraia pulchella, Claraia radialis, Claraia shabaonica, Claraia stachei, Claraia stavropolica, Claraia subwangi, Claraia vozini, Claraia wangi, Pseudomonotis (Claraia) extrema, Pseudomonotis (Claraia) kilenensis

Type specimen: NMVP 309753, a valve (Right valve). Its type locality is Zhongzai Section, Bed 24, Liuzhi County, which is in a Griesbachian marine mudstone in the Yelang Formation of China.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve length 15.5