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Dhondtichlamys delawarensis Richards and Harbison 1944 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 158546

Alternative combination: Pecten (Chlamys) delawarensis

Full reference: H. G. Richards and A. Harbison. 1944. Well-boring at Brandywine Lighthouse in Delaware Bay. Part I. - Geology and Macrofossils. Notulae Naturae 132:1-14

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

Sister taxa: Dhondtichlamys greggi, Dhondtichlamys johnsoni, Dhondtichlamys pulchellus

Type specimen: NJSM 10682, a shell. Its type locality is Brandywine Lighthouse well, 825 ft, which is in an Eocene coastal siltstone in New Jersey.

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 6.80 x 5.40