Callista Poli 1791 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Cytherea (Callista), Meretrix (Callista)

Parent taxon: Callistinae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2010

See also Anderson 1905, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Marasti 1973, Moore 1976, Olsson 1931, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1984, Squires 1987, Squires 1988, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004, Vokes 1980, Vredenburg 1928, Wienrich 1999 and Woods 1922

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Callista (Callista) Callista (Microcallista) Callista annexa Callista diemenensis Callista elongatotrigona Callista gigantea Callista kitsoni Callista mcgrathiana Callista planatella Callista subdiaphana Callista voyi Cytherea (Callista) diabloensis Cytherea (Callista) exintermedia Cytherea (Callista) florida Cytherea (Callista) splendida Meretrix (Callista) montensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (6 collections), Djibouti (6), Eritrea (1), Japan (6), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Indonesia (3), Italy (1), Japan (4), Pakistan (1), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Belgium (7), Brazil (1), Bulgaria (5), Cyprus (1), France (3), Germany (6), Hungary (1), India (2), Indonesia (3), Israel (1), Italy (8), Japan (7), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (4), United States (4: Maryland), Vanuatu (1)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2), France (34), Japan (4), Pakistan (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (45: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), Colombia (1), France (3), Greenland (4), India (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (14), Nigeria (7), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (7), United States (139: Alabama, Alaska, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Belgium (5), Bulgaria (1), China (1), France (1), Germany (4), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Paleogene of Japan (1)

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta), Japan (2), New Zealand (29), Sweden (1), United States (3: California, Wyoming)

Total: 419 collections including 464 occurrences

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