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Paleowaagia cooperi Newell and Boyd 1970 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida

PaleoDB taxon number: 82877

Full reference: N. D. Newell and D.W. Boyd. 1970. Oyster-like Permian Bivalvia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 143(4):221-281

Belongs to Paleowaagia according to H. Termier and G. Termier 1977

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 154995, a shell (Articulated shell). Its type locality is USNM702, Split Tank, Glass Mountains, which is in a Kungurian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Cathedral Mountain Formation of Texas.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 34.0 x 22.6, valve length 21.2