Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata Conrad 1841 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Chione (Lirophora) latilirata, Chione latilirata, Lirophora latilirata, Venus (Chione) latilirata, Venus latilirata

Belongs to Lirophora (Lirophora) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Anderson 1929, Barrios 1960, Glenn 1904, Ward 1992, Ward 1998 and Weisbord 1929

Sister taxa: Lirophora (Lirophora) alveata, Lirophora (Lirophora) carlottae, Lirophora (Lirophora) cartagenensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) ceramota, Lirophora (Lirophora) chiriquiensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) falconensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) grzybowski, Lirophora (Lirophora) paphia, Lirophora (Lirophora) perduensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) quirosensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis, Lirophora (Lirophora) trimeris, Lirophora (Lirophora) usiacurina, Lirophora (Lirophora) victoria

Subtaxa: Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata colombiana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), United States (13: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (3), Mexico (2), United States (14: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Colombia (5), Ecuador (1), Peru (1), United States (9: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 50 collections each including a single occurrence

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