Callista Poli 1791 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Cytherea (Callista), Meretrix (Callista)

Parent taxon: Pitarinae according to J.-M. Pacaud and J. Le Renard 1995

See also Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Marasti 1973, Moore 1976, Olsson 1931, Sepkoski 2002, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004, Vokes 1980, Vredenburg 1928 and Wienrich 1999

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

Subtaxa: Callista (Callista) Callista (Microcallista) Callista annexa Callista diemenensis Callista elongatotrigona Callista kitsoni Callista mcgrathiana Callista planatella Cytherea (Callista) exintermedia Cytherea (Callista) florida Cytherea (Callista) splendida

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (6 collections), Djibouti (6), Eritrea (1), Japan (6), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Indonesia (3), Italy (1), Japan (4), Pakistan (1), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Belgium (7), Brazil (1), Bulgaria (5), Cyprus (1), France (3), Germany (6), Hungary (1), India (2), Indonesia (3), Israel (1), Italy (8), Japan (7), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (4), United States (4: Maryland), Vanuatu (1)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2), France (34), Japan (3), Pakistan (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (46: Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), Colombia (1), France (3), Greenland (4), India (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (12), Nigeria (7), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (7), United States (107: Alabama, Alaska, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Belgium (5), China (1), France (1), Germany (4), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta), Japan (2), New Zealand (29), Sweden (1), United States (3: California, Wyoming)

Total: 382 collections including 421 occurrences

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