Pitar morrhuanus Dall 1902 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Callocardia (Agriopoma) morrhuana, Callocardia morrhuana, Cytherea morrhuana, Pitar morrhuana, Pitar morrhuanna

Synonyms: Callocardia (Agriopoma) sayana Conrad 1833, Cytherea sayana Conrad 1833, Dione sayana Conrad 1833, Meretrix sayana Conrad 1833, Pitar sayana Conrad 1833, Pitaria (Pitaria) sayana Conrad 1833, Venus sayana Conrad 1833

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

See also Coch 1971, DuBar 1962, Gardner 1943, Glenn 1904, Rosenberg 2005 and Spencer and Campbell 1987

Sister taxa: Meretrix (Pitar) dalikiensis, Meretrix (Pitar) elliptica, Pitar (Calpitaria), Pitar (Chionella), Pitar (Cordiopsis), Pitar (Costellipitar), Pitar (Hyphantosoma), Pitar (Lamelliconcha), Pitar (Nanopitar), Pitar (Paradione), Pitar (Pitar), Pitar (Pitar) nuttali, Pitar (Pitarenus), Pitar (Pitarina), Pitar addicotti, Pitar albidus, Pitar baylii, Pitar cedroensis, Pitar colchaguana, Pitar cordatus, Pitar hataii, Pitar kotoi, Pitar mancorensis, Pitar murphyi, Pitar oregonensis, Pitar ozakii, Pitar palmeri, Pitar parisiensis, Pitar petropolitanus, Pitar porrecta, Pitar rostratus, Pitar salanga, Pitar sciaena, Pitar securiformis, Pitar simpsoni, Pitar sorachiensis, Pitar subarestus, Pitar transversus, Cytherea (Caryatis) pratti, Caryatis barbarensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (16: Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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