Ensis Schumacher 1817 (clam)

Bivalvia - Solenida - Pharidae

Parent taxon: Pharidae according to S. Schneider et al. 2005

See also Glenn 1904, Mukerjee 1939, Nielson and Valdovinos 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Cultellinae, Cultellus, Novaculininae, Pharinae, Rzehakiinae, Siliqua, Siliquinae

Subtaxa: Ensis directus Ensis ensiformis Ensis macha Ensis minor Ensis myrae Ensis nitidus Ensis schmidti Ensis tropicalis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Belgium (1), Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), Chile (1), France (1), Ireland (1), Peru (3), Portugal (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (64: California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Belgium (6), Chile (4), Costa Rica (2), Italy (2), the Netherlands (1), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (16: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Belgium (6), Bulgaria (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Germany (6), India (3), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Panama (1), United States (21: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Denmark (1)

• Eocene of Peru (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 156 collections including 161 occurrences

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