Cytherea Lamarck 1808 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Meretricinae according to L. C. Glenn 1904

See also Papier 2001 and Rosenberg 2005

Sister taxa: Cytheriopsis, Grateloupia, Meretricini, Meretrix, Resatrix, Tivela, Tivelina

Subtaxa: Cytherea aequorea Cytherea ambigua Cytherea avia Cytherea capillacea Cytherea curionii Cytherea elegantula Cytherea elliptica Cytherea erycinoides Cytherea eversa Cytherea humerosa Cytherea hunteri Cytherea jerdoni Cytherea lamberti Cytherea mortoni Cytherea murrayana Cytherea nuttali Cytherea obsoleta Cytherea orbicularis Cytherea paucirugata Cytherea pectinata Cytherea poulsoni Cytherea rawesi Cytherea rhaetica Cytherea scinctilla Cytherea soror Cytherea subcrassa Cytherea submultistriata Cytherea trigoniata Cytherea wapsharei Cytherea wilsoni

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection), France (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (2), Poland (2), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Egypt (3), Mexico (1), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Paleocene of United States (2: Arkansas)

• Cretaceous of Chile (1), Hungary (1), Madagascar (1), New Zealand (3), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 25 collections including 28 occurrences

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