Pteromeris (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative spellings: Cardita (Pteromeris), Glans (Pteromeris), Venericardia (Pteromeris)

Parent taxon: Venericardiinae according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Dall 1903, DuBar 1958, Sepkoski 2002 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Glyptoactis, Megacardita, Purpurocardia, Trapezicardita, Venericardia, Verticipronus

Subtaxa: Pteromeris perplana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (19: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (16: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Denmark (1), France (1), United States (2: South Carolina)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 44 collections each including a single occurrence

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