Pitar (Pitar) ovatus Rogers and Rogers 1837 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Cytherea ovata, Meretrix ovata, Pitar ovata, Pitaria (Pitaria) ovata

Belongs to Pitar (Pitar) according to K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann 1965

See also Clark 1895

Sister taxa: Pitar (Pitar) angelinae, Pitar (Pitar) calvimontana, Pitar (Pitar) carmenensis, Pitar (Pitar) cercadica, Pitar (Pitar) consanguineus, Pitar (Pitar) corbulina, Pitar (Pitar) coroanus, Pitar (Pitar) dalli, Pitar (Pitar) dinotus, Pitar (Pitar) distincta, Pitar (Pitar) euglyptus, Pitar (Pitar) gabrielensis, Pitar (Pitar) helenae, Pitar (Pitar) newcombinanus, Pitar (Pitar) quirosanus, Pitar (Pitar) rudis, Pitar (Pitar) sapotanus, Pitar (Pitar) tumens, Pitar (Pitar) yasila

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (17: Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Paleocene of United States (3: New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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