Sphaera Sowerby 1822 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

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

See also Cox et al. 1969 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cerkesia, Cyclopellatia, Haastina, Mutiella, Parvicorbis, Schafhaeutlia, Sphaeriola

Subtaxa: Sphaera americanus Sphaera corrugata Sphaera madagascariensis Sphaera whitneyi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1 collection), Egypt (7), Germany (1), Italy (2), Madagascar (5), Mexico (4), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (5), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic of Egypt (1), India (2), Madagascar (1), Tanzania (5), Yemen (2)

• Triassic of United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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