Callista (Callista) elegans Lamarck 1806 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Cytherea elegans, Meretrix elegans, Tivelina elegans

Belongs to Callista (Callista) according to J. Le Renard and J.-M. Pacaud 1995

Sister taxa: Callista (Callista) chinensis, Callista (Callista) chione, Callista (Callista) perovata

Subtaxa: Callista (Callista) elegans distans Callista (Callista) elegans soror Tivelina elegans elegantula

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Eocene of France (3 collections), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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