Cunearca scalaris Conrad 1844 (ark)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Alternative combinations: Anadara (Cunearca) scalaris, Arca (Cunearca) scalaris, Arca scalaris, Scapharca (Cunearca) scalaris, Scapharca scalaris

Belongs to Cunearca according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Gardner 1943

Sister taxa: Anadara (Cunearca) aequatorialis, Anadara (Cunearca) berjadinensis, Anadara (Cunearca) bifrons, Anadara (Cunearca) boggsi, Anadara (Cunearca) brasiliana, Anadara (Cunearca) buenavista, Anadara (Cunearca) cacica, Anadara (Cunearca) caimitaca, Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzii, Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzioides, Anadara (Cunearca) corcupidonis, Anadara (Cunearca) ferruginea, Anadara (Cunearca) hindsi, Anadara (Cunearca) hispaniolana, Anadara (Cunearca) inutilis, Anadara (Cunearca) lloydi, Anadara (Cunearca) melita, Anadara (Cunearca) pittieri, Anadara (Cunearca) rhombea, Anadara (Cunearca) riocanensis, Anadara (Cunearca) telemba, Anadara (Cunearca) zorritensis, Anadara (Cunearca) zorritoensis, Arca (Cunearca) cacica, Arca (Cunearca) cumanensis, Arca (Cunearca) esmeralda, Cunearca lesueuri, Cunearca scalarina, Cunearca silverdalensis, Scapharca (Cunearca) crandalli, Scapharca (Cunearca) cumanensis, Scapharca (Cunearca) melloi, Scapharca (Cunearca) rhombea, Imparilarca hubbardi

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida, North Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of United States (8: Florida, North Carolina)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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