Cavilinga Chavan 1937 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative spellings: Lucina (Cavilinga), Parvilucina (Cavilinga)

Parent taxon: Lucinidae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Cox et al. 1969, Dockery 1982, Sepkoski 2002 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Afrolucina, Anodontia, Armimiltha, Austriella, Barbierella, Bretskya, Bulacanites, Cardiolucina, Chavania, Codakia, Cryptolucina, Ctena, Dilora, Discoloripes, Discolucina, Divalinga, Divaricella, Divaricellinae, Epicodakia, Falsolucinoma, Ferrocina, Fimbria, Fimbriinae, Funafutia, Gigantocyclus, Gonimyrtea, Graecina, Ilioniinae, Illionia, Joellina, Lamylucina, Lepidolucina, Lepilucina, Leucosphaera, Liralucina, Lucininae, Lucinoma, Maorithyas, Meganodontia, Megaxinus, Miltha, Milthinae, Milthona, Myrtea, Myrteinae, Myrtina, Nipponothracia, Notomyrtea, Nymphalucina, Parvidontia, Parvilucina, Phenacocyclas, Pillucina, Poumea, Pseudomiltha, Pteromyrtea, Radiolucina, Sinbadiella, Solelucina, Superlucina, Tehamatea, Tinalucina, Wallucina

Subtaxa: Cavilinga blanda Cavilinga lampra Cavilinga prolongata Cavilinga trisulcata Lucina (Cavilinga) imbricolamella Lucina (Cavilinga) triloba

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Mexico (2), United States (11: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Belgium (6), Costa Rica (2), Jamaica (1), United States (7: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (5)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Panama (1), United States (16: Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Oligocene of United States (7: Mississippi)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1)

Total: 62 collections including 65 occurrences

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