Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

A new genus of lucinid bivalve from hydrocarbon seeps

Fiona L. Gill and Crispin T.S. Little

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58 (3), 2012: 573-578 doi:

We erect a new genus, Elongatolucina, for distinctive large, elongate lucinid bivalve specimens from Miocene sediments
from Venezuela. We interpret Elongatolucina to have had a chemosymbiotic mode of life and it may have been seep−restricted. Cryptolucina elassodyseides from Eocene hydrocarbon seep sites in Washington State, USA is incorporated in Elongatolucina.

Fiona L. Gill [] and Crispin T.S. Little [], School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.

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