Dosinia ponderosa Gray 1838 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Artemis ponderosa, Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa, Dosinia (Dosinidia) ponderosa

Synonym: Dosinia grandis Nelson 1870

Belongs to Dosinia according to A. Hendy 2021

See also Hendy et al. 2008, Olsson 1964, Woodring 1982 and Woodring and Bramlette 1950

Sister taxa: Dosinia (Asa), Dosinia (Austrodosinia), Dosinia (Dosinella), Dosinia (Dosinia), Dosinia (Dosinobia), Dosinia (Dosinorbis), Dosinia (Kakahuia), Dosinia (Kaneharaia), Dosinia (Kereia), Dosinia (Phacosoma), Dosinia (Raina), Dosinia acetabulum, Dosinia africana, Dosinia alta, Dosinia burckhardti, Dosinia caerulea, Dosinia castigata, Dosinia chipolana, Dosinia coloradoensis, Dosinia conradi, Dosinia discus, Dosinia dunkeri, Dosinia excisa, Dosinia exoleta, Dosinia falconensis, Dosinia histrio, Dosinia imparistriata, Dosinia jacalitosana, Dosinia kaspiewi, Dosinia lawsoni, Dosinia lechuzaensis, Dosinia longula, Dosinia lupina, Dosinia mastrichtiensis, Dosinia mercenaroidea, Dosinia meridonalis, Dosinia morani, Dosinia nomurai, Dosinia orbicularis, Dosinia pertenuis, Dosinia protojuvenilis, Dosinia pseudoargus, Dosinia santana, Dosinia scalaris, Dosinia sculpta, Dosinia semiobliterata, Dosinia tugaruana, Dosinidia palmerae, Dosinia (Dosinidia) dalli, Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana, Dosinia (Dosinidia) elegans, Artemis lincta, Artemis lentiformis, Dosinia (Artemis) tenuis, Artemis orbignyi, Artemis lenticularis

Subtaxa: Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa titan

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (2 collections), Mexico (8), Peru (1), United States (29: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Chile (1), Ecuador (1), United States (3: California)

• Pliocene of Chile (3), Costa Rica (2), Ecuador (3), Mexico (4), Peru (3), United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1)

• Miocene of Chile (1), Panama (6), Peru (2), Trinidad and Tobago (5), United States (1: California)

Total: 77 collections each including a single occurrence

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