Dosinia (Dosinia) whitneyi Gabb 1866 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Chione whitneyi, Dosinia (Dosinidia) whitneyi, Dosinia whitneyi

Full reference: W. M. Gabb. 1866. Section I. Tertiary Invertebrate Fossils. Part I. Description of New Species. Palaeontology of California, Volume II, Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils 1-38

Belongs to Dosinia (Dosinia) according to W. O. Addicott 1973

See also Gabb 1866

Sister taxa: Dosinia (Dosinia) boettgeri, Dosinia (Dosinia) concentrica, Dosinia (Dosinia) delicatissima, Dosinia (Dosinia) liogona, Dosinia (Dosinia) multilamellata, Dosinia (Dosinia) peralta, Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa, Dosinia (Dosinia) radiata, Dosinia (Dosinia) semilaevis, Dosinia (Dosinia) sicarisinus

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Oregon collections)

• Oligocene of United States (6: California, Washington)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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