Bentharca Verrill and Bush 1898 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Parent taxon: Arcidae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Coan et al. 2000, Mikkelsen 2006, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Ambrogia, Anadarinae, Angulararca, Arca, Arcinae, Asperarca, Barbatia, Bathyarca, Coraliarca, Fugleria, Karasuarca, Kikaiarca, Litharcinae, Noetiinae, Quadrilatera

Subtaxa: Bentharca asperula

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Japan (1 collection)

• Miocene of India (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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