Macrocallista maculata Linnaeus 1758 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Callista (Callista) maculata, Callista maculata, Macrocallista (Chionella) maculata, Macrocallista (Macrocallista) maculata, Macrocallista (Paradione) maculata, Venus maculata

Synonym: Cytherea (Meretrix) dariena Conrad 1855

Belongs to Macrocallista according to P. M. Mikkelsen and R. Bieler 2008

See also Anderson 1929, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Hendy et al. 2008, Oinomikado 1939, Olsson 1922, Olsson and Harbison 1953 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Macrocallista (Macrocallista), Macrocallista (Megapitaria), Macrocallista arenophila, Macrocallista caryi, Macrocallista cavachana, Macrocallista cordata, Macrocallista densa, Macrocallista furlongi, Macrocallista greeni, Macrocallista inca, Macrocallista marylandica, Macrocallista meganosensis, Macrocallista minuscula, Macrocallista packi, Macrocallista pittsburgensis, Macrocallista rearensis, Macrocallista stantoni, Macrocallista tia, Macrocallista traftoni, Macrocallista williamsoni

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), the Dominican Republic (2), United States (9: Florida, South Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Pliocene of Colombia (6), Costa Rica (2), Venezuela (15)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), Colombia (40), Panama (70), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (18: Florida), Venezuela (10)

• Oligocene of Panama (2), Venezuela (1)

Total: 184 collections including 185 occurrences

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