Aphrodina Conrad 1869 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Skwarko 1967

Sister taxa: Amiantis, Callocardia, Callpita, Hysteroconcha, Lioconcha, Chimela, Nitidavenus, Pseudaphrodina, Agriopoma, Goshoraia, Callista, Katherinella, Callistina, Pitar, Larma, Notocallista, Austrocallista, Pseudamiantis, Saxidomus, Nutricola, Calva, Rhabdopitaria, Dosiniopsis, Pelecyora, Marwickia, Trigonocallista, Dollfusia, Costacallista, Mesocallista, Lamelliconcha

Subtaxa: Aphrodina (Aphrodina) Aphrodina (Tikia) Aphrodina arata Aphrodina gabonensis Aphrodina plana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Argentina (41 collections)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (2), Algeria (1), Argentina (44), Australia (2), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), Chile (1), Colombia (1), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Cuba (1), Egypt (1), Gabon (1), India (1), Japan (11), Jordan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (3), Mozambique (6), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Nigeria (2), Peru (4), the Russian Federation (2), Tunisia (1), United States (105: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas), Venezuela (1)

Total: 243 collections including 269 occurrences

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