Veniella Stoliczka 1870 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Arcticidae

Synonym: Venilia Morton 1833 [replaced name]

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Agapella, Ambonicardia, Anisocardia, Anisocardioides, Antarctica, Antiquicyprina, Aquilonia, Arctica, Coelocyprina, Epicyprina, Etea, Fengjiachongia, Gythemon, Hartwellia, Isocyprina, Izumia, Lilingella, Petalocardia, Plesiocyprina, Procyprina, Pronoella, Proveniella, Pseudotrapezium, Pygocardia, Rollierella, Roudairia, Somarctica, Staffinella, Tenea, Tortarctica, Vectianella, Venericyprina, Venilicardia, Yunshania, Amiodon

Subtaxa: Veniella conradi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Paleocene of Belgium (2), Denmark (3), Germany (4), Poland (1), United States (3: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (1), Algeria (1), Angola (1), Argentina (1), Austria (1), Brazil (1), Cameroon (1), Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Colombia (1), the Congo-Brazzaville (2), Egypt (14), India (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Libya (2), Madagascar (4), Mexico (7), Morocco (1), Mozambique (4), Niger (4), Nigeria (3), Pakistan (1), Peru (4), Senegal (1), South Africa (14), Spain (1), Tunisia (1), United States (256: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

Total: 348 collections including 392 occurrences

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