Diplodonta Bronn 1831 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Ungulinidae

Alternative spelling: Taras (Diplodonta)

Invalid subtaxa: Diplodonta (Felaniella) Dall 1899, Felaniella Dall 1899, Felaniella (Zemysia) Finlay 1927, Taras Risso 1826 [replaced name], Zemysia Finlay 1927

Parent taxon: Ungulinidae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Beu et al. 1990, Bouchet et al. 2010, Clark and Arnold 1923, Dockery 1980, Dockery 1982, Durham 1944, Freneix et al. 1988, Glenn 1904, Kafanov et al. 2001, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Marwick 1960, Moore 1976, Mukerjee 1939, Nagao 1928, Nagao 1928, Schneider et al. 2005, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Wienrich 1999, Woodring 1982 and Zinsmeister 1983

Sister taxa: Brachymeris, Cycladicama, Cyclodicama, Numella, Ungulina

Subtaxa: 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 orbella 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 Felaniella (Felaniella) Felaniella (Zemysia) elliptica Felaniella confusa Felaniella insula Felaniella palmerae Felaniella senegalensis Taras (Diplodonta) alta Taras (Taras) Taras goodspeedi Taras unisulcatus

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Type: Venus lupinus

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), Cayman Islands (2), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (1), Egypt (2), Eritrea (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Mexico (6), Morocco (1), Mozambique (1), Namibia (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Peru (1), South Africa (4), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (58: Alaska, California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (2), Venezuela (2), Yemen (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Belgium (6), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (4), Egypt (1), Jamaica (3), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (2), Panama (2), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (22: Alaska, California, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene of Algeria (7), Australia (2), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Bulgaria (2), Colombia (7), the Dominican Republic (3), Germany (2), India (4), Italy (3), Japan (7), Mexico (1), Morocco (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (11), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (8), Saudi Arabia (2), United States (50: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Austria (3), Canada (1: British Columbia), France (8), Pakistan (1), Panama (4), the Russian Federation (2), United States (18: Alabama, California, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), France (1), India (2), Japan (1), Libya (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Peru (2), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (116: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Belgium (1), China (1), Germany (1), Nigeria (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (9: Alabama, California, Maryland, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Hungary (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Switzerland (2), United States (8: California, Colorado)

Total: 488 collections including 561 occurrences

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