Venerupis Lamarck 1818 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

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

See also Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Austrocardilanx, Callistinae, Callocardiinae, Chamelea, Chionidae, Clementina, Cockburnia, Cythereinae, Eurhomalea, Ezocallista, Fossacallista, Gemma, Gouldiinae, Macrocallista, Meretricinae, Paphiinae, Pitaria, Polititapes, Pullastra, Securella, Sinodia, Sunettinae, Transennella, Venerinae, Venidia, Xenoloupia, Cooperella

Subtaxa: Venerupis atlantica Venerupis hermonvillensis Venerupis paupertina

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), France (2), Japan (7), Poland (4), South Africa (1), Spain (2), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (5), United States (1: California)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Iceland (7), the Netherlands (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (3), the Russian Federation (1)

• Eocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Cretaceous of Switzerland (1)

Total: 45 collections including 55 occurrences

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