Pterochaenia Clarke 1904 (clam)

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Lunulacardiidae

Parent taxon: Lunulacardiidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Fang et al. 2009 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Buckhornia, Conocardiopsis, Guangxiconcha, Honeoyea, Lunulacardiinae, Lunulacardium, Metrocardia, Patrocardia, Pinnopsis, Prosochasma, Pterochaeniinae, Opisthonia

Subtaxa: Pterochaenia (Clarkea) Pterochaenia (Pterochaenia)

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of China (20 collections), the Czech Republic (6), Germany (1), Poland (1), United States (109: New York, Pennsylvania)

• Silurian to Devonian of Poland (1)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (1), Poland (6)

Total: 145 collections including 149 occurrences

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