Austrovenus Finlay 1926 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Chioninae according to A. G. Beu 2006

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (3)

• Miocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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