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30 January 2020 Solemyidae (Bivalvia, Protobranchia) from the lower Miocene of south-central Chile, with description of a new species
Leonardo Pérez-Barría, Sven N. Nielsen
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Abstract

The Miocene Solemyidae of Chile are revised. The holotype of Solemya antarcticaPhilippi, 1887, originally described as Solenomya, is lost. Due to the lack of information on internal characters, its systematic position is considered as uncertain. A new species, Solemya lucifuga n. sp., is described from the lower Miocene Ranquil Formation of south-central Chile. Its dense radial external ornamentation shows that it is clearly different from S. antarctica. It is currently the only confirmed and described Miocene solemyid bivalve from the Southern Hemisphere.

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Leonardo Pérez-Barría and Sven N. Nielsen "Solemyidae (Bivalvia, Protobranchia) from the lower Miocene of south-central Chile, with description of a new species," Journal of Paleontology 94(1), 56-63, (30 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.1017/jpa.2019.60
Accepted: 16 July 2019; Published: 30 January 2020
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