Lamelliconcha circinata Born 1778 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Chione circinata, Pitar circinata, Pitaria (Lamelliconcha) circinata, Pitaria circinata, Venus circinata

Full reference: I. Born. 1778. Index rerum naturalium Musei Cæsarei Vindobonensis - Pars I ma Testacea - Verzeichniß der natürlichen Seltenheiten des k k Naturalien Cabinets zu Wien - Erster Theil - Schalthiere - Vindobonae 1-458

Belongs to Lamelliconcha according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Anderson 1929, Barrios 1960, Born 1778, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Hodson and Hodson 1931, Maury 1912 and Olsson 1922

Sister taxa: Hysteroconcha (Lamelliconcha) protophilippinarum, Lamelliconcha acutecostata, Lamelliconcha aequicincta, Lamelliconcha anona, Lamelliconcha ayabaca, Lamelliconcha boucaryensis, Lamelliconcha casta, Lamelliconcha charanica, Lamelliconcha clarki, Lamelliconcha concinna, Lamelliconcha cora, Lamelliconcha guppyana, Lamelliconcha hillii, Lamelliconcha kawadai, Lamelliconcha labreana, Lamelliconcha mellisa, Lamelliconcha musanica, Lamelliconcha negritensis, Lamelliconcha parinensis, Lamelliconcha paytensis, Lamelliconcha samanensis, Lamelliconcha saponaria, Lamelliconcha tortuosus, Lamelliconcha unicolor, Lamelliconcha vinaceus, Lamelliconcha wolfi, Pitaria (Lamelliconcha) baldryi, Pitaria (Lamelliconcha) eocenica

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Venezuela (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (3), Panama (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Venezuela (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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