Zirfaea Gray 1842 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Pholadidae

Parent taxon: Zirfaeinae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2010

See also Abbott 1974, Clark and Arnold 1923 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Barnea, Clavipholas, Cyrtopleuropsis, Euxinibarneini, Monothyra, Nipponopholas, Pholadini, Pholas

Subtaxa: Zirfaea crispata Zirfaea pilsbryi

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Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Iceland (1), Ireland (1), Mexico (4), the United Kingdom (3), United States (11: California, Maine)

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

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Japan (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (5: California)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: British Columbia)

Total: 36 collections each including a single occurrence

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