Arctica islandica Linnaeus 1767 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Arcticidae

Alternative combinations: Arctica islandicus, Cyprina islandica, Venus islandicus

Belongs to Arctica according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Hendy 2007, Rosenberg 2005 and Woods 1850

Sister taxa: Arctica calabra, Arctica limpidiana, Arctica murrayensis, Arctica planata, Arctica provencialis, Arctica subanthooensis, Cyprina iddingsi, Cyprina escheri, Cyprina cuneata, Cyprina purae, Cyprina scutellaria, Cyprina praerustica, Cyprina cordiformis, Cyprina lens, Cyprina occidentalis, Cyprina cancriniana

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Iceland (6), Ireland (1), Italy (2), the Netherlands (1), Poland (6), the United Kingdom (7), United States (1: New York)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (8), Greenland (1), Iceland (19), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (5)

• Miocene of Belgium (2), Germany (1), India (2)

• Oligocene of Denmark (3), Hungary (3)

Total: 71 collections each including a single occurrence

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