Transennella Dall 1884 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Cytherea (Transennella), Transenella

Parent taxon: Veneridae according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

See also Hendy et al. 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Austrocardilanx, Callistinae, Callocardiinae, Chamelea, Chionidae, Clementina, Cockburnia, Cythereinae, Eurhomalea, Ezocallista, Fossacallista, Gemma, Gouldiinae, Macrocallista, Meretricinae, Paphiinae, Pitaria, Polititapes, Pullastra, Securella, Sinodia, Sunettinae, Venerinae, Venerupis, Venidia, Xenoloupia, Cooperella

Subtaxa: Transennella bolivarensis Transennella caboblanquensis Transennella cola Transennella conradina Transennella cubaniana Transennella galapagana Transennella joaquinensis Transennella puella Transennella stimpsoni

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Type: Cytherea conradina

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Cayman Islands (2), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), Jamaica (1), Peru (2), United States (35: Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

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

• Pliocene of Italy (1), United States (22: California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (8)

• Miocene of Colombia (2), Panama (4), Peru (2), United States (12: California, Florida)

• Eocene of Colombia (2)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1)

Total: 100 collections including 108 occurrences

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