Tellinidae Blainville, 1814
Common Name: Tellin Clams
Key morphological features: Tellins have an elongated thin shell where modern tellins often vary in pastel coloration (yellow, pink, orange). These clams burrow deep into softer sediments of the ocean bottom, using long siphons to reach the sediment surface.
MOBILITY: Mobile (burrow)
FEEDING MODE: Deposit Feeder
Cox, L. R. et al. 1969. Bivalvia, in R. C. Moore ed., Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part N, Mollusca 6, Volume 2. The University of Kansas and Geological Society of America. 1224 pp.