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Tellina venezuelensis Richards 1943 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 87636

Full reference: H. G. Richards. 1943. Pleistocene mollusks from Margarita Island, Venezuela. Journal of Paleontology 17(1):120-123

Belongs to Tellina according to H. G. Richards 1943

Sister taxa: Tellina (Arcopagia) gabbi, Tellina (Cadella), Tellina (Cyclotellina), Tellina (Homalina), Tellina (Laciolina), Tellina (Macaliopsis), Tellina (Macomona), Tellina (Megangulus), Tellina (Miratellina), Tellina (Moerella), Tellina (Olcesia), Tellina (Oudardia), Tellina (Peronaea), Tellina (Phyllodina), Tellina (Pseudarcopagia) victoriae, Tellina (Scutarcopagia), Tellina (Scutocopagia), Tellina (Sinuosipagia), Tellina (Tellinella), Tellina actutangula, Tellina albinelloides, Tellina aragonia, Tellina asperrima, Tellina australis, Tellina balaustina, Tellina barrandei, Tellina benedenii, Tellina bernayi, Tellina beyrichi, Tellina bodegensis, Tellina brimonti, Tellina buboana, Tellina bullula, Tellina burmeisteri, Tellina cainozoica, Tellina californica, Tellina capsoides, Tellina collustrata, Tellina couvaensis, Tellina cumana, Tellina cupressensis, Tellina distans, Tellina distorta, Tellina divaricata, Tellina donacilla, Tellina donacina, Tellina dowlingi, Tellina dunelmensis, Tellina edwardsi, Tellina egena, Tellina emacerata, Tellina equilateralis, Tellina exarata, Tellina fabula, Tellina foliacea, Tellina geulemensis, Tellina idonea, Tellina lata, Tellina leana, Tellina lilium, Tellina longicallus, Tellina luderitzi, Tellina madagascariensis, Tellina masinguiensis, Tellina masoni, Tellina maylandensis, Tellina merangiana, Tellina minima, Tellina molengraaffi, Tellina nitida, Tellina palatam, Tellina panamensis, Tellina patula, Tellina perna, Tellina pilgrimi, Tellina pinguis, Tellina planata, Tellina pondicherriensis, Tellina porrecta, Tellina protostriatula, Tellina pulchella, Tellina pygmaea, Tellina radiata, Tellina ralphi, Tellina rastella, Tellina redmondii, Tellina remies, Tellina remondii, Tellina robusta, Tellina ruderata, Tellina rugosa, Tellina segregata, Tellina serrata, Tellina soledadensis, Tellina songoensis, Tellina staurella, Tellina tallicheti, Tellina tehachapi, Tellina temperata, Tellina tenuis, Tellina transversa, Tellina truncata, Tellina vancouverensis, Tellina verneuili, Tellina virginiana, Tellina williamsi, Tellina wilsoni, Tellina woodwardi

Type specimen: ANSP 14932. Its type locality is Juan Griego, Margarita Island, which is in a Pleistocene coastal lime mudstone in Venezuela.

Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal deposit feeder

Average measurements (in mm): 10.5 x 9.0