Saxidomus Conrad 1837 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Pitarinae according to R. T. Abbott 1974

See also Clark and Arnold 1923 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amiantis, Callocardia, Callpita, Hysteroconcha, Lioconcha, Chimela, Nitidavenus, Pseudaphrodina, Agriopoma, Goshoraia, Katherinella, Callistina, Pitar, Larma, Notocallista, Austrocallista, Pseudamiantis, Nutricola, Calva, Rhabdopitaria, Dosiniopsis, Pelecyora, Marwickia, Trigonocallista, Dollfusia, Costacallista, Aphrodina, Mesocallista, Lamelliconcha

Subtaxa: Saxidomus gibbosus Saxidomus giganteus Saxidomus newcombei Saxidomus noblei Saxidomus nuttalli Saxidomus vaquerosensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), Japan (2), Mexico (2), United States (23: California, Oregon, Washington)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: California)

• Pliocene of United States (5: California)

• Miocene of Japan (1), Mexico (2), the Russian Federation (3), United States (14: Alaska, California)

• Oligocene of Canada (2: British Columbia), the Russian Federation (1), United States (4: Alaska, California)

• Eocene of Japan (1), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 65 collections including 67 occurrences

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