Anomalocardia brasiliana Gmelin 1792 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combination: Venus brasiliana

Belongs to Anomalocardia according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also da Silva Forti 1969

Sister taxa: Anomalocardia (Anomalocardia), Anomalocardia cuneimeris, Anomalocardia hendriana, Anomalocardia heothina, Anomolocardia squamosa

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (6 collections), the Dominican Republic (1), United States (2: Florida), Uruguay (3), Venezuela (2)

• Pliocene of Trinidad and Tobago (4), Venezuela (1)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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