Pitaria Roemer 1857

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Meretrix (Pitaria), Pitar (Pitaria)

Parent taxon: Veneridae according to A. A. Olsson 1931

See also Clark and Woodford 1927, da Silva Forti 1969, Nagao 1928, Nagao 1928, Olsson 1930 and Pacaud and Le Renard 1995

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

Subtaxa: Pitaria (Pitaria) Pitaria altoumbonata Pitaria ashiyaensis Pitaria baldryi Pitaria behri Pitaria buenavistana Pitaria calcanea Pitaria concinna Pitaria conradi Pitaria kyushuensis Pitaria matsumotoi Pitaria obscurate Pitaria palmeri Pitaria silicifluvia Pitaria stocki Pitaria takashimaensis Pitaria yasila Pitaria yokoyamai

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), Pakistan (1), South Africa (3), Spain (2)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), the Dominican Republic (5), France (1), Japan (3), Libya (1), Pakistan (1), Peru (1), United States (11: Florida), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of Haiti (1), Japan (11), Peru (1), United States (2: Florida, Georgia)

• Eocene of Japan (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (23: California, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of United States (12: Louisiana)

Total: 87 collections including 102 occurrences

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