The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Tellina cockburnensis Kendrick and Brearley, 1984



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tellina spp. (part) Reath, p. 36


Conservation Status

Last record: Middle Holocene


Still extant? Formal species description composed of fossil and living specimens?



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology





WAM 71.769a-m






Original scientific description:

Kendrick, G. W. and Brearley, A. (1984). A new species of Tellina (Tellinides) (Bivalvia: Tellinidae) from Western Australia. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 6(3-4): 181-190. [Abstract]


Other references:

McNamara, K. J., Long, John A. and and Brimmell, K. (1991). Catalogue of type fossils in the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement No. 39: 1-106.

Reath, J. L. (1925). The Mollusca from the sub-recent shell Formation of lower Swan River. JI R. Soc. West. Aust. ll: 31-41.


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