Barbatia (Cucullaearca) candida Helbling 1779 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Alternative combinations: Arca (Calloarca) candida, Arca candida, Barbatia candida

Belongs to Barbatia (Cucullaearca) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Olsson 1922, Rosenberg 2005 and Woodring 1973

Sister taxa: Barbatia (Cucullaearca) cuculloides, Barbatia (Cucullaearca) lima, Barbatia (Cucullaearca) mississippiensis, Barbatia (Cucullaearca) reeveana

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (2 collections), Cayman Islands (1), Cuba (2), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (2), Jamaica (1), United States (3: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (1: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Italy (4)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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