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Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Temnoconcha was named by Dall (1921) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-u-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Macominae by Olsson (1964); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1921Temnoconcha Dall
1961Psammothalia Olsson
1964Temnoconcha Olsson p. 69
2002Temnoconcha Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Gray 1854)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
CardioideiFerussac 1822
superfamilyTellinoidea(Blainville 1814)
familyTellinidaeBlainville 1814
subfamilyMacominaeOlsson 1961
genusTemnoconchaDall 1921

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Locomotion: facultatively mobileg
Life habit: infaunalg
Diet: deposit feederg
Vision: blindc
Comments: LIFE HISTORY: IS, MA, UN, DS according to Todd (2001).g
Created: 2009-09-09 13:38:35
Modified: 2009-09-09 15:38:35
Source: g = genus, f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Aberhan et al. 2004, Sanchez Roig 1926

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Middle Eocene to the top of the Holocene or 48.60000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 28.4 Ma

Collections (17 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Eocene - Early/Lower Oligocene48.6 - 28.4Haiti Tellina cercadica (173456)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Ecuador (Esmeraldas) T. ecuadoriana (60751)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Dominican Republic Scissula cercadica (58817)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Trinidad and Tobago T. brasiliana (60399 60630 60635)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Trinidad and Tobago T. brasiliana (60410 60647 60650 60653 60655)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Ecuador (Manabi) Tellina cognata (51885)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Costa Rica Tellina cercadica (134656 134660)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Ecuador (Manabi) T. cognata (48664 48665)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene0.126 - 0.0Panama (Panama) T. cognata (160395)