Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana Wiedey 1928 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combination: Dosinia margaritana

Full reference: L. W. Wiedey. 1928. Notes on the Vaqueros and Temblor formations of the California Miocene with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 5(10):95-182

Belongs to Dosinia (Dosinidia) according to A. M. Keen 1943

See also Wiedey 1928

Sister taxa: Dosinia (Asa), Dosinia (Austrodosinia), Dosinia (Dosinella), Dosinia (Dosinia), Dosinia (Dosinobia), Dosinia (Kakahuia), Dosinia (Kaneharaia), Dosinia (Kereia), Dosinia (Phacosoma), Dosinia (Raina), Dosinia acetabulum, Dosinia africana, Dosinia alta, Dosinia bunkeri, Dosinia burckhardti, Dosinia caerulea, Dosinia castigata, Dosinia chipolana, Dosinia coloradoensis, Dosinia conradi, Dosinia discus, Dosinia dunkeri, Dosinia elevata, Dosinia excisa, Dosinia exoleta, Dosinia falconensis, Dosinia histrio, Dosinia imparistriata, Dosinia kaspiewi, Dosinia lawsoni, Dosinia lechuzaensis, Dosinia lupina, Dosinia mastrichtiensis, Dosinia mathewsonii, Dosinia mercenaroidea, Dosinia meridonalis, Dosinia milthoidea, Dosinia nomurai, Dosinia orbicularis, Dosinia pertenuis, Dosinia protojuvenilis, Dosinia pseudoargus, Dosinia santana, Dosinia scalaris, Dosinia sculpta, Dosinia semiobliterata, Dosinia tugaruana, Dosinia (Dosinidia) dalli, Dosinidia palmerae, Dosinia (Dosinidia) elegans, Artemis lentiformis, Artemis orbignyi, Dosinia (Artemis) tenuis, Artemis lincta, Artemis lenticularis

Type specimen: SDSNH 33, a valve

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (13: California collections)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: California)

• Oligocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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