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Solen (Solecurtus) planulatus Dana 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia

PaleoDB taxon number: 246856

Alternative combination: Solecurtus (Psammobia) planulatus

Full reference: J. D. Dana. 1847. Descriptions of fossil shells of the collections of the exploring expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes, USN, obtained in Australia, from the lower layers of the coal formation in Illawarra, and from a deposit probably of nearly the same age at Harper's Hill, Valley of the Hunter. American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series 4:151-160

Belongs to Bivalvia according to J. B. Waterhouse 1988

Sister taxa: Acturellina, Amphikoilinae, Anthraconauta, Arhouriellidae, Asiphonidae, Astarte scrivenori, Aviculomya, Bakewellia, Barcoona, Bathyspinulinae, Bleta, Brachyanodon, Burriera, Camnantia, Carnidia, Cirravidae, Claughtonia, Clotho, Coloniceramus, Conchodus, Cruciella, Cryptodonta, Ctenolima, Delia, Edon, Elasmatium, Elliptoidea, Ensia, Eubivalvia, Euburnopecten, Euprotobranchia, Ferganoconcha, Fogiella, Geinitzia, Gibboconcha, Gosselettia, Guebhardia, Guerichia, Hemisterias, Hippagus, Isofilibranchia, Joannisiella, Laubeia, Laurskiidae, Leila, Libitina, Libyaconchus, Lithophagella, Lux, Manankovia, Martinsonella, Megagrypha, Megalodus, Megalomus, Modiolopsis praerupta, Neotaxodonta, Onkogrypha, Ostrea compta, Ostreavicula, Palaearca, Palaeoentolium, Palaeostrea, Palaeotaxodonta, Palanatina, Paradoxia, Paraviculidae, Phyllonia, Platymya, Pleureterites, Praecardiomya, Praelamellodontidae, Praevicula, Productea, Promargaritifera, Prosodacna, Protobranchia, Protoentolium, Psammacola, Psammoconcha, Pseudanodonta, Pseudocardita, Pseudospatha, Rebusum, Reniella, Rhenanomya, Rousseliinae, Sancticarolis, Septocardiidae, Serrilaminula, Solen (Solecurtus) ellipticus, Somalidacna, Spirodomidae, Taeniodon, Tatella, Telistrophis, Trachidomia, Trigonellites, Praeanomalodontata, Fusidae, Plicatulacea, Prionodesmacea, Solenomyidae, Phaenomya, Teleodesmacea, Anomalodesmacea, Eoasmussia

Type specimen: USNM 3631. Its type locality is Harper's Hill, Hunter Valley (USNM coll), which is in a Sakmarian marine limestone in the Allandale Formation of Australia.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder