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Arca (Byssoarca)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1885Arca (Byssoarca) Meyer p. 467

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
ArcioniGray 1854
orderArcida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyArcoidea(Lamarck 1809)
familyArcidaeLamarck 1809
genusArca
subgenusByssoarca(Swainson 1833)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 10 to < 100f
Adult width: 10 to < 100f
Adult height: 10 to < 100f
Thickness: intermediatef
Folds: minorf
Ribbing: majorf
Spines: nonef
Internal reinforcement: nonef
Ontogeny: accretionf
Environment: lagoonal, coastal, inner shelf, outer shelf, oceanic, brackish, freshwaterf
Locomotion: stationaryg
Attached: yesg
Life habit: epifaunalg
Diet: suspension feederg
Vision: limitedf
Created: 2004-02-29 17:09:41
Modified: 2009-09-09 11:04:20
Source: g = genus, f = family
References: Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Burdigalian to the top of the Holocene or 20.44000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 15.97 Ma

Collections (41 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Brazil (Para) Arca zebra (65162)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97USA (Florida) Arca occidentalis (42482 42605)
Langhian - Tortonian15.97 - 7.246Venezuela (Falcon) Arca occidentalis (135498)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62USA (Florida) Arca occidentalis (43036 43046 94810 111204)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Venezuela Arca occidentalis (131304)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Trinidad and Tobago Arca occidentalis (81976)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Colombia (BolĂ­var) Arca occidentalis (88316)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Haiti Arca occidentalis (60106)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Dominican Republic Arca occidentalis (58867)
Messinian - Zanclean7.246 - 3.6Dominican Republic Arca zebra (74967 74971)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Trinidad and Tobago Arca zebra (60412 60413 60414 60415 60416 60417)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Dominican Republic Arca occidentalis (58821)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Dominican Republic Arca zebra (74964 74965 74968 74970)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Colombia Arca occidentalis (93723)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Costa Rica Arca occidentalis (134667)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Jamaica Arca occidentalis (58522) Arca zebra (69089)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588USA (Florida) Arca occidentalis (59484)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Colombia (La Guajira) Arca occidentalis (136994 157967)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781USA (Florida) Arca occidentalis (41209 79331)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Venezuela (Sucre) Arca zebra (41556)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Panama Arca occidentalis (80304)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Dominican Republic Arca occidentalis (75422)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Cuba Arca occidentalis (66775)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Venezuela Arca zebra (131268)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Venezuela Arca zebra (131223)