Macoma (Macoma) moesta Deshayes 1855 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Alternative combinations: Macoma moesta, Tellina (Macoma) moesta, Tellina moesta

Belongs to Macoma (Macoma) according to E. V. Coan et al. 2000

See also Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Macoma (Macoma) atsunaiensis, Macoma (Macoma) brota, Macoma (Macoma) calcarea, Macoma (Macoma) calhounensis, Macoma (Macoma) carolinensis, Macoma (Macoma) cookei, Macoma (Macoma) crassula, Macoma (Macoma) elimata, Macoma (Macoma) galathea, Macoma (Macoma) golikovi, Macoma (Macoma) incongrua, Macoma (Macoma) lama, Macoma (Macoma) lipara, Macoma (Macoma) loveni, Macoma (Macoma) middendorffi, Macoma (Macoma) obliqua, Macoma (Macoma) paralenis, Macoma (Macoma) praetenuis, Macoma (Macoma) torelli, Macoma (Macoma) twinensis, Macoma (Macoma) virginiana

Subtaxa: Tellina (Macoma) moesta loveni

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (3: Nunavut collections), Greenland (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (5), United States (6: Alaska)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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