†family Inoceramidae Giebel 1852 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Inoceramidae

Synonym: Sphenoceramidae Heinz 1932

Parent taxon: Inoceramoidea according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, El Qot 2006, Nevesskaja 2009, Newell 1965, Ros-Franch et al. 2014 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Atomodesmatidae, Kolymiidae, Retroceramidae

Subtaxa: Actinoceramus Anopaeinae Arctomytiloides Cataceramus Cladoceramus Coloniceraminae Cremnoceramus Heroceramus Inaequiceramus Inoceraminae Inoceramus Kymatoceramus Magadiceramus Mytiloides Neocomiceramus Parainoceramya Platyceramus Pseudomytiloides Retroceramus Sachalinoceraminae Sphaeroceramus Spyridoceramus Tenuipteria Tethyoceramus Trochoceramus Volviceramus

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (7 collections), Albania (1), Algeria (2), Angola (2), Antarctica (40), Argentina (6), Armenia (1), Australia (17), Austria (9), Belgium (1), Brazil (164), Bulgaria (3), Canada (110: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon), Chile (4), China (4), Colombia (52), Croatia (1), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (5), Denmark (13), Ecuador (6), Egypt (19), France (40), Germany (251), Greenland (13), India (9), Indian Ocean (1), Iran (3), Italy (4), Jamaica (4), Japan (178), Jordan (4), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (1), Madagascar (6), Mexico (20), Morocco (1), Mozambique (4), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (146), Nigeria (5), Peru (23), Poland (19), the Russian Federation (35), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Somalia (1), South Africa (15), Spain (47), Sweden (3), Switzerland (3), Tunisia (9), Turkey (5), Turkmenistan (3), USSR (5), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (51), United States (814: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), Venezuela (13)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Canada (1: British Columbia), New Caledonia (1)

• Jurassic of Antarctica (6), Argentina (6), Canada (12: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon), Chile (2), China (5), East Timor (1), France (2), Germany (11), Greenland (6), Hungary (3), India (2), Indonesia (4), Iran (2), Italy (2), Japan (49), Kenya (2), Luxembourg (4), Nepal (1), New Zealand (49), Papua New Guinea (3), Poland (16), Portugal (4), the Russian Federation (35), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (3), Switzerland (72), Turkey (5), the United Kingdom (35), United States (21: Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon), Vietnam (1)

• Triassic of Indonesia (1), Italy (1), the Russian Federation (28), United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 2609 collections including 4164 occurrences

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