Mya Linnaeus 1758 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Parent taxon: Myidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2010

See also Fujie 1957, Glenn 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Cryptomya, Cryptomyinae, Myinae, Paramya, Platyodon, Sphenia, Spheniinae, Tugonia, Venatomya

Subtaxa: Mya (Arenomya) Mya (Geramya) Mya (Mya) Mya convexa Mya cuneiformis Mya dickersoni Mya dilata Mya ezoensis Mya ilyinensis Mya kovatschensis Mya majanatschensis Mya producta Mya pseudoarenaria Mya sachalinensis Mya salmonensis Mya schweinfurthi Mya simplex Mya tigilensis Mya virgo Mya wilsoni

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Canada (61: British Columbia, Labrador, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Quebec), Greenland (43), Iceland (7), Ireland (1), Japan (8), Morocco (1), Norway (1), Poland (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (22), United States (60: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (3: Alaska, California)

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1), Belgium (4), Greenland (1), Iceland (2), Japan (6), the Netherlands (1), the Russian Federation (5), the United Kingdom (6), United States (7: Alaska, California, North Carolina, Oregon)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (9), the Russian Federation (24), United States (37: Alaska, California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Alaska)

• Oligocene of Japan (10), the Russian Federation (6), United States (10: Alaska, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (13), Colombia (1), Japan (9), Namibia (1), Pakistan (3), the Russian Federation (2), United States (4: Oregon)

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories), New Zealand (2)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 384 collections including 465 occurrences

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