Hexacorbula Olsson 1932 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Corbulidae

Alternative spellings: Bothrocorbula (Hexacorbula), Caryocorbula (Hexacorbula), Corbula (Hexacorbula)

Parent taxon: Corbulidae according to L. C. Anderson and P. D. Roopnarine 2003

See also da Silva Forti 1969, Perrilliat 1992 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aloides, Anticorbula, Antiquicorbula, Bicorbula, Bothrocorbula, Caestocorbulinae, Caryocorbula, Caryocorbulinae, Concentricavalva, Corbula, Corbulamellinae, Corbulinae, Cuneocorbula, Cuspicorbula, Eoursivivas, Erodona, Erodoninae, Exallocorbula, Ficusocorbula, Indocorbula, Juliacorbula, Lentidiinae, Lentidinae, Nipponicorbula, Ostomya, Pachydontinae, Pachyrotunda, Panamicorbula, Pulsidis

Subtaxa: Bothrocorbula (Hexacorbula) buenavistana Bothrocorbula (Hexacorbula) cruziana Bothrocorbula (Hexacorbula) gatunensis Caryocorbula (Hexacorbula) esmeralda Hexacorbula esmeralda Hexacorbula hexacyma

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Ecology: stationary infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (3 collections), Panama (1)

• Pliocene of Colombia (3), Panama (1), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Colombia (11), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (2), Mexico (3), Panama (53), Peru (1), Venezuela (1)

Total: 83 collections including 84 occurrences

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