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Opis californica Stanton 1895 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 351852

Belongs to Opis according to R. L. Squires and L. R. Saul 2009

Sister taxa: Opis (Coelopis), Opis (Hesperopis), Opis (Pachyopis), Opis (Trigonopis), Opis affinis, Opis barnensis, Opis bifrons, Opis bigoti, Opis cardissoides, Opis cloacina, Opis corallina, Opis gortanii, Opis hoeninghausii, Opis ladina, Opis laubei, Opis neocomiensis, Opis virginalis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Northwest of Stephenson Place, Cold Ford of Cottonwood Creek, which is in a Hauterivian/Barremian basinal (siliceous) mudstone/sandstone in the Stony Creek Formation of California

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder