Acar Gray 1857 (miniature ark)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Alternative spellings: Arca (Acar), Barbatia (Acar)

Parent taxon: Arcinae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Coan et al. 2000, Harris 1919, Hendy 2007, Mandic and Steininger 2003, Mansfield 1940, Maury 1917, Oostingh 1935, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Pilsbry and Olsson 1941, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Squires and Demetrion 1992, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980 and Woodring 1925

Sister taxa: Calloarca, Destacar, Eonavicula, Epitrisis, Mimarcaria, Miratacar, Nipponarca, Opularca, Plagiarca, Thronacar, Trisidos, Porterius

Subtaxa: Acar bailyi Acar celleporacea Acar congenita Acar domingensis Acar lamellosa Acar plicata Acar rostrae Acar sandersonae Arca (Acar) cheribonensis Arca (Acar) pusilla Barbatia (Acar) aspera Barbatia (Acar) gradata Barbatia (Acar) trapeziformis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (1), the Bahamas (3), Bermuda (9), Cayman Islands (2), Costa Rica (3), Cuba (2), Djibouti (1), Ecuador (3), Eritrea (2), French Polynesia (1), Japan (4), Kenya (5), Mexico (5), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (2), the Seychelles (1), Spain (2), Sudan (1), United States (8: Florida, Hawaii), Venezuela (1), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Costa Rica (2), Ecuador (1), Indonesia (5), Jamaica (4), Mexico (3), South Africa (1), Spain (5), Trinidad and Tobago (7), United States (1: California), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene of Algeria (6), Australia (1), Bulgaria (4), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), France (1), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (7), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (1), Northern Mariana Islands (2), Panama (3), Poland (6), Puerto Rico (2), Romania (1), Spain (2), United States (5: Florida), Vanuatu (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (4: Florida, Georgia)

• Oligocene of Denmark (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Eocene of Australia (3), Belgium (1), Bulgaria (4), Mexico (3), United States (14: Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)

• Paleocene of Belgium (5), Denmark (1), France (1), the Russian Federation (2), United States (1: Texas)

• Cretaceous of Denmark (3), Poland (1)

Total: 187 collections including 189 occurrences

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