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Pitaria palmeri Clark and Woodford 1927 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Veneridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 66879

Full reference: B. L. Clark and A. O. Woodford. 1927. The geology and paleontology of the type section of the Meganos Formation (lower Middle Eocene) of California. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 17(2):63-142

Belongs to Pitaria according to B. L. Clark and A. O. Woodford 1927

Sister taxa: Pitaria (Pitaria), Pitaria baldryi, Pitaria buenavistana, Pitaria calcanea, Pitaria concinna, Pitaria conradi, Pitaria obscurate, Pitaria silicifluvia, Pitaria stocki, Pitaria yasila

Type specimen: Its type locality is UCMP 3158, Deer Valley, which is in a Ypresian coastal sandstone in the Meganos Formation of California

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder