Birostrina De Luc and Sowerby 1821 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Inoceramidae

Synonyms: Actinoceramus Meek 1864, Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) Meek 1864

Parent taxon: Inoceramidae according to W. P. Elder and S. E. Box 1992

See also Crampton 1996, Jones 1960, Kiessling 2003 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anopaeinae, Arcticeramus, Arctomytiloides, Cataceramus, Cladoceramus, Coloniceraminae, Cremnoceramus, Gnesioceramus, Heroceramus, Inaequiceramus, Inoceraminae, Inoceramus, Inoceramya, Kymatoceramus, Lenella, Magadiceramus, Mytiloides, Neocomiceramus, Parainoceramya, Platyceramus, Posidonioceramus, Pseudomytiloides, Retroceramus, Sachalinoceraminae, Sergipia, Silberlingia, Sphaeroceramus, Sphenoceramus, Spyridoceramus, Tenuipteria, Tethyoceramus, Trochoceramus, Turkmenia, Volviceramus, Coloniceramus, Haenleinia

Subtaxa: Birostrina coptensis Birostrina tamurai Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) concentricus Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) salomoni Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) subsulcatus Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) sulcatus

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Angola (1 collection), Antarctica (14), Australia (3), Brazil (1), Canada (2: British Columbia, Northwest Territories), Colombia (19), Ecuador (2), Egypt (3), France (23), Germany (1), Italy (2), Japan (6), Mozambique (2), New Zealand (2), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (3), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (12), United States (5: Alaska, Oregon)

Total: 105 collections including 126 occurrences

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