Timoclea grus Holmes 1858 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Chione (Chione) grus, Chione (Timoclea) grus, Chione grus, Tapes grus

Full reference: F. J. Holmes. 1858. Post-Pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina 1-122

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

See also Gardner 1943, Holmes 1858, Olsson 1922 and Olsson and Harbison 1953

Sister taxa: Chione (Timoclea) picta, Timoclea (Glycydonta), Timoclea (Timoclea), Timoclea costellifera, Timoclea imbricata, Timoclea marica, Timoclea ovata

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (23: Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), United States (4: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 30 collections including 31 occurrences

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