Acharax Dall 1908 (Awning Clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Solemyidae

Alternative spelling: Solemya (Acharax)

Parent taxon: Solemyidae according to S. Kiel and M. Taviana 2018

See also Coan et al. 2000, Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012, Huber 2010, Olsson 1931, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Janacekiiinae, Janeia, Solemya, Solemyinae, Trachyaspis turbulensis, Vorkutella, Zesolemya

Subtaxa: Acharax belenensis Acharax clarificata Acharax doderleini Acharax johnsoni Acharax ventricosa Solemya (Acharax) burica

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Type: Solemya johnsoni

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-chemosymbiotic


• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1 collection), Italy (2), Japan (3), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Italy (1), Japan (5), the Russian Federation (4), Slovakia (2), United States (2: Oregon)

• Oligocene to Miocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of Peru (1), the Russian Federation (3), United States (5: Alaska, Washington)

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (3), United States (5: Oregon, Washington)

• Cretaceous of Japan (2), United States (1: California)

Total: 42 collections including 47 occurrences

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