Sphaerium Scopoli 1777 (fingernail clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Sphaeriidae

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Roth and Hartman 1998, Schultz and Cheatum 1970 and Shoshani et al. 1989

Sister taxa: Pisidium, Sphaerioides, Lacustrina

Subtaxa: Sphaerium hartmanni Sphaerium nitidum Sphaerium stewartensis Sphaerium tasmanicum

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), France (1), Germany (2), United States (9: Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Spain (2), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Eocene of France (1), United States (1: Nevada)

• Paleocene of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan)

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan), China (3), Japan (8), United States (7: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of China (1)

Total: 47 collections including 52 occurrences

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