Mercenaria capax Conrad 1843 (quahog)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combination: Venus capax

Belongs to Mercenaria according to L. W. Ward 1992

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

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Virginia collections)

• Oligocene of United States (3: North Carolina)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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