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Promyalina spathi Newell and Kummel 1942 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Myalinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 177882

Alternative combination: Myalina spathi

Belongs to Promyalina according to R. Hofmann et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Promyalina diana, Promyalina groenlandica, Promyalina hunanensis, Promyalina intermedia, Promyalina kobjumensis, Promyalina kochi, Promyalina pavligae, Promyalina putiatinensis, Promyalina schamarae

Type specimen: AMNH 28349. Its type locality is Melrose, Claraia zone, Beaverhead County, which is in a Griesbachian marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Dinwoody Formation of Montana.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell length 18.1, valve length 19.8