Meretrix hornii Gabb 1864 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combination: Callista (Costacallista) hornii

Full reference: W. M. Gabb. 1864. Description of the Cretaceous fossils. Geological Survey of California Palaeontology 1:57-217

Belongs to Meretrix according to C. A. Waring 1917

See also Gabb 1864, Gabb 1868, Squires 1984, Squires 1987 and Squires 1988

Sister taxa: Meretrix bosworthi, Meretrix californiana, Meretrix cornelli, Meretrix dalli, Meretrix decisa, Meretrix fragilis, Meretrix hikoshimensis, Meretrix indica, Meretrix longa, Meretrix macbeani, Meretrix marshana, Meretrix mortoni, Meretrix negritosensis, Meretrix neusensis, Meretrix nuttalliopsis, Meretrix ovalis, Meretrix persica, Meretrix pittsburgensis, Meretrix profunda, Meretrix pseudomeretrix, Meretrix shantii, Meretrix stantoni, Meretrix subimpressa, Meretrix sylvaerupis, Meretrix tejonensis, Meretrix traskii, Meretrix tularana, Meretrix uniomeris, Meretrix uvasana, Meretrix yoakumi

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (29: California collections)

• Paleocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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