Lirophora Conrad 1863 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spelling: Chione (Lirophora)

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

See also Mansfield 1940, Perrilliat 1992, Pilsbry and Olsson 1941, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Ward 1992 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Antigona, Artena, Callithaca, Chione, Chioneryx, Chionista, Chionopsis, Circomphalus, Clausinella, Dosina, Dosiniini, Globivenus, Humilaria, Iliochione, Irusella, Kuia, Leukoma, Marama, Melosia, Mercenaria, Paphonotia, Periglypta, Proxichione, Tapetini, Tawera, Turia, Venerini, Venus, Anomalocardia, Bassina, Placamen, Nioche, Timoclea, Austrovenus, Mclelannia

Subtaxa: Chione (Lirophora) agraria Chione (Lirophora) hendersonii Chione (Lirophora) latilaminosa Lirophora (Lirophora) Lirophora (Panchione) Lirophora dalli Lirophora holocyma Lirophora hotelensis Lirophora mariae Lirophora parkeria Lirophora vredenburgi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Cayman Islands (3), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (3), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (2), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (17: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Mexico (1), United States (2: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (9), Costa Rica (12), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (6), Jamaica (4), Mexico (2), Panama (7), Trinidad and Tobago (15), United States (25: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (7), Colombia (12), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (5), Mexico (5), Panama (91), Peru (3), Trinidad and Tobago (13), United States (72: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (9)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: California)

• Oligocene of Haiti (1), United States (15: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Venezuela (3)

Total: 369 collections including 427 occurrences

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