Katherinella Tegland 1929 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spelling: Pitaria (Katherinella)

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Stenzel et al. 1957

Sister taxa: Amiantis, Callocardia, Callpita, Hysteroconcha, Lioconcha, Chimela, Nitidavenus, Pseudaphrodina, Agriopoma, Goshoraia, Callista, Callistina, Pitar, Larma, Notocallista, Austrocallista, Pseudamiantis, Saxidomus, Nutricola, Calva, Rhabdopitaria, Dosiniopsis, Pelecyora, Marwickia, Trigonocallista, Dollfusia, Costacallista, Aphrodina, Mesocallista, Lamelliconcha

Subtaxa: Katherinella arnoldi Katherinella smithvillensis Katherinella texitrina Katherinella trinitatis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Washington collection)

• Pliocene of United States (5: California, Oregon)

• Miocene of United States (23: Oregon, Washington)

• Oligocene of United States (15: Alaska, California, Washington)

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (22: Alabama, Texas)

• Paleocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 69 collections including 70 occurrences

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