Anadara (Cunearca) brasiliana Lamarck 1819 (ark)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Alternative combinations: Anadara brasiliana, Arca brasiliana

Belongs to Anadara (Cunearca) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also da Silva Forti 1969 and Richards 1962

Sister taxa: Anadara (Cunearca) aequatorialis, Anadara (Cunearca) berjadinensis, Anadara (Cunearca) bifrons, Anadara (Cunearca) boggsi, Anadara (Cunearca) buenavista, Anadara (Cunearca) cacica, Anadara (Cunearca) caimitaca, Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzii, Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzioides, Anadara (Cunearca) corcupidonis, Anadara (Cunearca) ferruginea, Anadara (Cunearca) hindsi, Anadara (Cunearca) hispaniolana, Anadara (Cunearca) inutilis, Anadara (Cunearca) lloydi, Anadara (Cunearca) melita, Anadara (Cunearca) pittieri, Anadara (Cunearca) rhombea, Anadara (Cunearca) riocanensis, Anadara (Cunearca) telemba, Anadara (Cunearca) zorritensis, Anadara (Cunearca) zorritoensis, Arca (Cunearca) cacica, Arca (Cunearca) cumanensis, Arca (Cunearca) esmeralda, Cunearca lesueuri, Cunearca scalarina, Cunearca scalaris, Cunearca silverdalensis, Scapharca (Cunearca) crandalli, Scapharca (Cunearca) cumanensis, Scapharca (Cunearca) melloi, Scapharca (Cunearca) rhombea, Imparilarca hubbardi

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (5 collections), Colombia (1), United States (14: Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Trinidad and Tobago (3)

• Miocene of Brazil (5), Venezuela (1)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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