Tagelus plebeius Lightfoot 1786 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Solecurtidae

Alternative combination: Solen plebeius

Synonyms: Solecurtus caribaeus Lamarck 1818, Solen caribaeus Lamarck 1818, Solen gibbus Spengler 1794, Tagelus (Tagelus) gibbus Spengler 1794, Tagelus gibbus Spengler 1794

Belongs to Tagelus according to L. W. Ward 1998

See also Cooke 1936, Hendy et al. 2008 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Tagelus (Mesopleura), Tagelus (Tagelus), Tagelus affinis, Tagelus bolivarensis, Tagelus californianus, Tagelus cebus, Tagelus clarki, Tagelus dombeii, Tagelus peruanus, Tagelus peruvianus, Tagelus plebius carolinensis, Tagelus politus

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Canada (3: Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (6: Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (3)

• Pliocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (1: Delaware)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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