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Basterotia (Basterotella) miocenica Vokes 1981 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Sportellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 158524

Full reference: H. E. Vokes. 1981. Notes on the fauna of the Chipola Formation - XXIII. On the occurrence of the genus Basterotia. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 16(3-4):157-164

Belongs to Basterotia (Basterotella) according to H. E. Vokes 1981

Sister taxa: Basterotia (Basterotella) bowdeniana, Basterotia (Basterotella) corbuloidea, Basterotia (Basterotella) elliptica, Basterotia (Basterotella) floridana

Type specimen: USNM 298652, a shell. Its type locality is TU 555 - Fourmile Creek [Chipola Fm], which is in a Burdigalian marine marl/sandstone in the Chipola Formation of Florida.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 11.4 x 7.9