Lirophora (Lirophora) paphia Linnaeus 1767 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Chione (Lirophora) paphia, Venus paphia

Belongs to Lirophora (Lirophora) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Lirophora (Lirophora) alveata, Lirophora (Lirophora) carlottae, Lirophora (Lirophora) cartagenensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) ceramota, Lirophora (Lirophora) chiriquiensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) falconensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) grzybowski, Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata, Lirophora (Lirophora) perduensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) quirosensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) trimeris, Lirophora (Lirophora) usiacurina, Lirophora (Lirophora) victoria

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Cayman Islands (3), Cuba (3), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Venezuela (5)

• Miocene of Brazil (3)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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