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Maitaia absoluta Astafieva 1989 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Atomodesmatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 174297

Full reference: M. M. Astafieva. 1989. On the representatives of the genus Maitaia (Bivalvia). Paleontological Journal 23(3):11-19

Belongs to Maitaia according to M. M. Astafieva 1993

Sister taxa: Maitaia bella, Maitaia belliformis, Maitaia errabunda, Maitaia gigantea, Maitaia hurenensis, Maitaia kolymiaformis, Maitaia kusnezovi, Maitaia orulganica, Maitaia regularicostatum, Maitaia tenkensis, Maitaia tobonnoensis, Maitaia trechmanni, Maitaia vedernikovi, Mytilidesmatella woodi

Type specimen: PIN 4150/113, a shell (Cast of closed valves). Its type locality is Makhchar River, Upper Boguchan Horizon, Northern Orulgan, which is in a Wordian marine siliciclastic in the Delendzha Formation of the Russian Federation.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 40.0 x 11.0