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Article: New Unionida (Bivalvia) from the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) of Asturias, Spain, and their palaeobiogeographical implications

Papers in Palaeontology - Volume 2 Part 2 - Cover
Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 2
Part: 2
Publication Date: May 2016
Page(s): 265 285
Author(s): Graciela Delvene, Martin C. Munt, Laura Piñuela, and José C. García‐Ramos
DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1039
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How to Cite

DELVENE, G., MUNT, M.C., PIÑUELA, L., GARCÍA‐RAMOS, J.C. 2016. New Unionida (Bivalvia) from the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) of Asturias, Spain, and their palaeobiogeographical implications. Papers in Palaeontology, 2, 2, 265-285. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1039

Author Information

  • Graciela Delvene - Instituto Geológico y Minero de España Museo Geominero Madrid Spain (Email: g.delvene@igme.es)
  • Martin C. Munt - The Natural History Museum Department of Earth Sciences London UK (Email: m.munt@nhm.ac.uk)
  • Laura Piñuela - Museo del Jurásico de Asturias (MUJA) Colunga Asturias Spain (Email: lpinuela.muja@gmail.com)
  • José C. García‐Ramos - Museo del Jurásico de Asturias (MUJA) Colunga Asturias Spain

Publication History

  • Manuscript Accepted: 02 December 2015
  • Manuscript Received: 11 June 2015

Funded By

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Grant Numbers: MINECO‐Excelencia CGL2013‐42643‐P, CGL2012‐33281
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (Government of Spain)
Natural History Museum, London, Earth Sciences Department Investment Fund

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Abstract

This study focuses on new records of freshwater bivalves from the Late Jurassic Vega, Tereñes and Lastres formations of Asturias, northern Spain. Five new taxa Mujanaia abeuensis gen. et sp. nov., ‘Unioasturianus sp. nov., Margaritifera? lagriega sp. nov., Asturianaia colunghensis gen. et sp. nov. and Asturianaia lastrensis gen. et sp. nov. are described and included in the families Unionidae and Margaritiferidae (Unionida); they are compared and contrasted with other European, Asiatic and North American species. Their discovery constitutes the oldest records of Unionida in Spain, and they provide new palaeogeographical data on the distribution and origin of this group in Europe. These taxa are also an effective tool for the environmental reconstruction of the Jurassic ecosystems of Spain's Dinosaur Coast.

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