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Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Bivalvia: Archiheterodonta: Crassatelloidea: Crassatellidae

Eucrassatella speciosa (A. Adams, 1854)

Range: 35°N to 18°N; 96.42°W to 76°W
Depth: 18 to 79 m
Maximum Reported Size: 65  mm


Crassatella speciosa A. Adams, 1854
Crassatella gibbesii Tuomey & Holmes, 1856
Crassatella floridana Dall, 1886


Crassatella speciosa A. Adams, 1854b, p. 94
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Bay of Campeachy
Range: 35°N to 18°N; 96.42°W to 76°W
Depth: 18 to 79 m
Maximum Reported Size: 65 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Texas; Mexico: Campeche Bank, Quintana Roo
References: Springer & Bullis (1956) DW; ANSP d

Crassatella floridana Dall, 1886, 

Crassatella gibbesii Tuomey & Holmes, 1856, p. 74, pl. 20, figs. 9-10
Type Locality: Waccamaw, South Carolina
Comments: Described as a Pliocene fossil. Name spelled gibbsii in Tuomey & Holmes (1857, index p. xiv); species stated to be named for L. R. Gibbes.

Crassatella gibbsii sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Misspelling by Tuomey & Holmes (1857).
Combining Genera:  Crassatellites

Partial List of References

Adams, A. 1854. Descriptions of a new genus, and of several new species, of Mollusca, from the Cumingian collection Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 20 92-95.
Tuomey, M. and F. S. Holmes. 1856. Pleiocene Fossils of South-Carolina  31-144, pls. 13-28. Russell & Jones: Charleston, South Carolina.

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