Clementia (Clementia) dariena Conrad 1855 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Clementia dariena, Meretrix dariena

Synonym: Clementia brasiliana Maury 1925

Belongs to Clementia (Clementia) according to M. C. Perrilliat 1994

See also Anderson 1929, Barrios 1960, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Clark and Durham 1946, Olsson 1922, Olsson 1964, Perrilliat 1992, Weisbord 1929, Woodring 1982 and Woods 1922

Sister taxa: Clementia (Clementia) deshayesi, Clementia (Clementia) inoceriformis, Clementia (Clementia) papyracea, Clementia (Clementia) parinensis, Clementia (Clementia) protopapyracea, Clementia (Clementia) restinensis

Subtaxa: Clementia dariena rabelli Clementia dariena vetula

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2 collections)

• Miocene of Brazil (5), Colombia (20), Ecuador (6), Mexico (6), Panama (44), Peru (5), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Venezuela (17)

• Oligocene of Panama (1), Puerto Rico (8), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of Venezuela (4)

Total: 121 collections each including a single occurrence

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