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Tellina (Moerella) piesa Gardner 1947 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 95027

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 Tellina (Moerella) according to J. R. Gardner 1947

Sister taxa: Moerella (Scissula), Moerella calpix, Moerella declivis, Moerella dupliniana, Moerella macilenta, Moerella quasimacoma, Moerella securiclata, Moerella verdevilla, Tellina (Moerella) acalypta, Tellina (Moerella) acloneta, Tellina (Moerella) acosmita, Tellina (Moerella) agria, Tellina (Moerella) aldrichi, Tellina (Moerella) amianta, Tellina (Moerella) carpenteri, Tellina (Moerella) cloneta, Tellina (Moerella) colomnbiana, Tellina (Moerella) ctenota, Tellina (Moerella) hypolispa, Tellina (Moerella) indifferens, Tellina (Moerella) paraguanensis, Tellina (Moerella) petropolitana, Tellina (Moerella) quirosana, Tellina (Moerella) subdonacialis, Tellina (Moerella) subtrigona, Tellina (Moerella) tabogensis

Type specimen: USNM 353917, 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 9.50 x 5.20