Paphia Röding 1798 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Tapetinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Hassan 1953, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Marasti 1973, Nagao 1928, Oostingh 1935 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cyclorisma, Cyclorismina, Eumarcia, Flaventia, Gomphina, Granicorium, Irus, Katelysia, Legumen, Liocyma, Marcia, Mercimonia, Paraesa, Retrotapes, Ruditapes, Sinonia, Tapes, Textivenus, Venerella, Veneritapes

Subtaxa: Paphia (Callistotapes) Paphia (Paphia) Paphia (Paratapes) Paphia (Protapes) Paphia clarki Paphia crassiscula Paphia exilis Paphia parisiensis Paphia persica Paphia textile

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Belgium (1), Ireland (1), Japan (9), Pakistan (2), the Philippines (1), Taiwan (8), Thailand (1), Ukraine (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (5)

• Pliocene of Belgium (6), Egypt (1), Indonesia (13), Italy (2), Japan (6), Pakistan (5), Papua New Guinea (1), the Philippines (2), Portugal (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (5), Austria (7), France (1), Germany (1), Greenland (1), India (2), Indonesia (14), Iran (1), Israel (1), Italy (9), Japan (5), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (6), Slovakia (1)

• Oligocene of Ecuador (1)

• Eocene of Greenland (1)

• Paleocene of United States (9: California)

• Cretaceous of Nigeria (1), Peru (1)

Total: 138 collections including 161 occurrences

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