Glycymeris (Glycymeris) gigantea Reeve 1843 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Glycymerididae

Alternative combinations: Glycymeris gigantea, Pectunculus giganteus

Belongs to Glycymeris (Glycymeris) according to C. L. Powell 2008

See also Grant, IV and Gale 1931, Hanna 1926, Moore 1983 and Stanton 1966

Sister taxa: Glycymeris (Glycymeris) angsanana, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) branneri, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) buwaldi, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) caputavisensis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) eocenica, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) gabbi, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) jamaicensis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) longioriformis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) mahiana, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) obovata, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) rosecanyonensis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) swartsi, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) taverai, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) whaleyi

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), United States (5: California)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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