Clementia (Clementia) dariena Conrad 1855 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Clementia dariena, Meretrix dariena

Synonym: Clementia brasiliana Maury 1925

Full reference: T. A. Conrad. 1855. Report Of Mr. T. A. Conrad On The Fossil Shells Collected In California By Wm. P. Blake, Geologist Of The Expedition Under The Command Of Lieutenant R. S. Williamson, United States Topographical Engineers. Description of the fossils and shells collected in California by William P. Blake, Geologist of the United States Pacific Railroad Survey in California. under the command of Lieut. R. S. Williamson, In 1853-54. Article 1 of Appendix to the Preliminary Geological Report of WIlliam P. Blake, Geologist of the Survey in California Under the Command of Lieut. R. S. Williamson. Palæontology 5-21

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


• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2 collections)

• Miocene of Brazil (6), 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: 122 collections each including a single occurrence

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