Meretrix Lamarck 1799 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spelling: Cytherea (Meretrix)

Parent taxon: Meretricinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Nagao 1928, Packard 1922, Pugaczewska 1984, Sepkoski 2002 and Woods 1922

Sister taxa: Cytherea, Cytheriopsis, Grateloupia, Meretricini, Resatrix, Tivela, Tivelina

Subtaxa: Meretrix bosworthi Meretrix californiana Meretrix cornelli Meretrix dalli Meretrix decisa Meretrix fragilis Meretrix hikoshimensis Meretrix hornii Meretrix indica Meretrix longa Meretrix macbeani Meretrix marshana Meretrix mortoni Meretrix negritosensis Meretrix neusensis Meretrix nitida Meretrix nuttalliopsis Meretrix ovalis Meretrix persica Meretrix pittsburgensis Meretrix pseudomeretrix Meretrix shantii Meretrix stantoni Meretrix subimpressa Meretrix sylvaerupis Meretrix tejonensis Meretrix traskii Meretrix tularana Meretrix uniomeris Meretrix uvasana Meretrix yoakumi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Morocco (1), Spain (3)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2), Italy (1), Japan (1), Pakistan (2), Papua New Guinea (1), the Philippines (1)

• Miocene of Cyprus (1), India (3), Indonesia (3), Iran (1), Japan (7), Peru (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Oligocene of Ecuador (1), India (1), Israel (1), Italy (1), Japan (3), United States (2: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Croatia (4), France (1), Hungary (2), India (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (2), Japan (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Senegal (1), Somalia (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (61: California, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Pakistan (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (16), Egypt (2), Libya (1), Pakistan (1), United States (19: Alabama, California)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), Egypt (14), Israel (11), the United Arab Emirates (2), United States (3: Mississippi, Tennessee)

Total: 192 collections including 225 occurrences

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