Mclelannia Wilson 1983 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Full reference: D. Wilson. 1983. The Lee Creek enigma, Mclellania aenigma, a new taxon in fossil Cirrhipedia. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 53:483-498

Parent taxon: Mclelanniinae according to D. Wilson 1983

See also Bouchet et al. 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Antigona, Artena, Callithaca, Chione, Chioneryx, Chionista, Chionopsis, Circomphalus, Clausinella, Dosina, Dosiniini, Globivenus, Humilaria, Iliochione, Irusella, Kuia, Leukoma, Marama, Melosia, Mercenaria, Paphonotia, Periglypta, Proxichione, Tapetini, Tawera, Turia, Venerini, Venus, Anomalocardia, Bassina, Placamen, Nioche, Timoclea, Austrovenus, Lirophora

Subtaxa: Mclellania aenigma

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Type: Mclellania aenigma

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of United States (13: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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