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“Draculamya” uraniae: a new small-sized bivalve from the Mediterranean Sea (Galeommatida, Lasaeidae)
Romani, L.; Bartolini, S.; Oliver, P.G.; Taviani, M. (2021). “Draculamya” uraniae: a new small-sized bivalve from the Mediterranean Sea (Galeommatida, Lasaeidae). Taxonomy 1(2): 142-151. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/taxonomy1020011
In: Taxonomy. MDPI: Switzerland. e-ISSN 2673-6500
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Keywords
    Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
    Draculamya P. G. Oliver & Lützen, 2011 [WoRMS]; Draculamya uraniae Romani, Bartolini, Oliver & Taviani, 2021 [WoRMS]; Galeommatida [WoRMS]; Lasaeidae Gray, 1842 [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]
    Marine
Author keywords
    mollusca; Mediterranean Sea; new species; Draculamya; Glibertia; Galeommatida

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  • Romani, L., more
  • Bartolini, S.
  • Oliver, P.G.
  • Taviani, M.

Abstract
    A new Galeommatid bivalve is described for the Mediterranean Sea, tentatively assigned to the elusive genus Draculamya Oliver and Lützen, 2011. “Draculamyauraniae n. sp is described upon a number of dead but fresh and articulated specimens, plus many loose valves. Its distribution is almost basin-wide in the Mediterranean, and it possibly occurs in the adjacent Gulf of Cadiz. As for many members in Galeommatida, we hypothesize that “Draculamyauraniae lives as commensal upon a still-unknown host. The possible co-identity of the extant genus Draculamya with the morphologically similar Pliocene Glibertia Van der Meulen, 1951, is discussed, although the lack of anatomical and genetic support leaves the problem open.

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