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Eucrassatella ampla Zittel 1863 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 319287

Alternative combinations: Crassatella ampla, Crassatellites amplus

Synonyms: Crassatella attenuata Hutton 1873 (no. 319289), Crassatellites attenuatus Hutton 1873 (no. 319290), Eucrassatella attenuata Hutton 1873 (no. 319291)

Belongs to Eucrassatella according to K. S. Collins et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Eucrassatella (Eucrassatella), Eucrassatella (Hybolophus), Eucrassatella aphrodina, Eucrassatella decipiens, Eucrassatella eupontica, Eucrassatella kingicoloides, Eucrassatella marshalli, Eucrassatella maudensis, Eucrassatella montserratensis, Eucrassatella oblonga, Eucrassatella pulchra, Eucrassatella rostrata, Eucrassatella scopalveus, Eucrassatella subgibbosus, Eucrassatella wilckensi

Type specimens:

  • Eucrassatella ampla: NHMW 1865/XXVII/145/1-2, a shell
  • Eucrassatella attenuata:

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 141.3 x 103.5