Diplodonta orbella Gould 1851 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Ungulinidae

Alternative combinations: Diplodonta (Diplodonta) orbella, Diplodonta orbellus, Lucina orbella

Synonym: Diplodonta semiaspera discrepans Carpenter 1857

Belongs to Diplodonta according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Coan et al. 2000, Moore 1988 and Powell and Stevens 2000

Sister taxa: Diplodonta (Diplodonta), Diplodonta (Microstagon), Diplodonta (Phlyctiderma), Diplodonta (Sphaerella), Diplodonta (Timothynus), Diplodonta (Zemysina), Diplodonta acclinis, Diplodonta aleutica, Diplodonta astartea, Diplodonta balcombensis, Diplodonta confusa, Diplodonta corbiscula, Diplodonta cornea, Diplodonta dalli, Diplodonta dilatata, Diplodonta dissona, Diplodonta ferruginata, Diplodonta globosa, Diplodonta hopkinsiensis, Diplodonta incerta, Diplodonta inconspicua, Diplodonta infrequens, Diplodonta lupinus, Diplodonta mediamericana, Diplodonta nucleiformis, Diplodonta paralta, Diplodonta parilis, Diplodonta problematica, Diplodonta punctata, Diplodonta sericata, Diplodonta shilohensis, Diplodonta soror, Diplodonta stephensoni, Diplodonta subquadrata, Diplodonta subrotunda, Diplodonta subrotundata, Diplodonta subvexa, Diplodonta torelli, Diplodonta transversaria, Diplodonta traski, Diplodonta villardeboeana, Diplodonta zelandica, Taras (Diplodonta) alta, Taras unisulcatus, Taras (Taras), Taras goodspeedi, Felaniella confusa, Felaniella palmerae, Felaniella senegalensis, Felaniella insula, Felaniella (Felaniella), Felaniella (Zemysia) elliptica

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (6 collections), United States (4: California)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (3), United States (12: California)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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