Psammotreta Dall 1900 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Parent taxon: Macominae according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Apolymetis, Bartrumia, Exotica, Macalia, Temnoconcha

Subtaxa: Psammotreta (Leporimetis) Psammotreta (Psammotreta) Psammotreta (Pseudometis) Psammotreta (Tellinimactra) Psammotreta aurora Psammotreta grandis Psammotreta hadra Psammotreta tenuicula

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Type: Tellina aurora

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cayman Islands (2 collections), Ecuador (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Mexico (6), Panama (1), Peru (1), South Africa (1), Thailand (1), United States (11: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of Chile (6), Colombia (2), Ecuador (4), Mexico (1), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Colombia (6), Germany (1), Italy (1), Mexico (2), Panama (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (4), United States (26: California)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: British Columbia), United States (9: California, Washington)

• Eocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 104 collections including 106 occurrences

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