Linearis Conrad 1860 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Alternative spellings: Linearia, Tellina (Linearia)

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

See also Kosnik 2002, Russell and Landes 1937, Sepkoski 2002 and Warren 1933

Sister taxa: Abranda, Aenona, Angulus, Arcopagella, Arcopaginula, Clathrotellina, Hemimetis, Jactellina, Laciolina, Liothyris, Macomona, Obtellina, Palaeomoera, Pharaonella, Phylloda, Pinguitellina, Pistris, Pseudarcopagia, Punipagia, Quadrans, Quidnipagus, Scutarcopagia, Semelangulus, Solyma, Strigilla, Tellidora, Tellinides, Tellinimera, Tonganaella

Subtaxa: Linearia formosa Tellina (Linearia) delicatula

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: Texas collection)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (26), Austria (2), Canada (4: Alberta, British Columbia), China (1), Egypt (3), Germany (1), India (1), Japan (8), Lebanon (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), the Netherlands (1), Peru (1), Poland (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (191: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

Total: 247 collections including 317 occurrences

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