Mercenaria cuneata Conrad 1869 (quahog)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

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

See also Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Mercenaria blakei, Mercenaria campechiensis, Mercenaria capax, Mercenaria druidi, Mercenaria ducatelli, Mercenaria erecta, Mercenaria gardnerae, Mercenaria langdoni, Mercenaria mercenaria, Mercenaria nannodes, Mercenaria permagna, Mercenaria plena, Mercenaria prodroma, Mercenaria tetrica, Mercenaria violacea

Type specimen: Its type locality is James T. Thomas estate, which is in a Langhian offshore shelf horizon in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (16: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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