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Semele paramutica Gardner 1947 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Semelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 94745

Full reference: J. R. Gardner. 1947. The Molluscan Fauna of the Alum Bluff Group of Florida. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper (142A-H)1-709

Belongs to Semele according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Semele (Amphidesma), Semele (Elegantula), Semele (Semele), Semele anteriocosta, Semele australina, Semele bellastriata, Semele bolivarensis, Semele carinata, Semele casta, Semele chipolana, Semele claytoni, Semele diaboli, Semele fausta, Semele gayi, Semele hanleyi, Semele harveyensis, Semele jaramija, Semele junonia, Semele krauseana, Semele laevis, Semele linosa, Semele mekranica, Semele montesanoensis, Semele morani, Semele nelliana, Semele orbiculata, Semele perlamellosa, Semele proficua, Semele purpurascens, Semele radiata, Semele reagani, Semele rubropicta, Semele sardonica, Semele sayi, Semele sparsilineata, Semele subovata, Semele sylviaensis, Semele transversa, Semele vancouverensis, Semele vesiculosa, Semele willamettensis, Semele zuliana

Type specimen: USNM 353924, a shell. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 3742 - Mossyhead [Shoal River Fm], which is in a Serravallian marine marl/sandstone in the Shoal River Formation of Florida.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 14.5 x 10.5