Anomalocardia Schumacher 1817 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Arca (Anomalocardia), Chione (Anomalocardia)

Parent taxon: Chioninae according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also da Silva Forti 1969, Hendy et al. 2008, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002, Skwarko 1994, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Antigona, Artena, Callithaca, Chione, Chioneryx, Chionista, Chionopsis, Circomphalus, Clausinella, Dosina, Dosiniini, Globivenus, Humilaria, Iliochione, Irusella, Kuia, Leukoma, Marama, Melosia, Mercenaria, Paphonotia, Periglypta, Tapetini, Tawera, Turia, Venerini, Venus, Bassina, Placamen, Nioche, Timoclea, Austrovenus, Lirophora, Mclelannia

Subtaxa: Anomalocardia (Anomalocardia) Anomalocardia brasiliana Anomalocardia cuneimeris Anomalocardia hendriana Anomalocardia heothina Anomolocardia squamosa

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (6 collections), China (1), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Panama (1), United States (34: Florida, Louisiana), Uruguay (3), Venezuela (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Indonesia (4), Mexico (1), Trinidad and Tobago (4), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Cyprus (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (11: Florida)

• Oligocene of Panama (2)

Total: 81 collections including 86 occurrences

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