Circomphalus Mörch 1853 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Antigona (Circomphalus), Chione (Circomphalus)

Synonyms: Bassinaria Marwick 1928, Callanaitis Iredale 1917

Parent taxon: Venerinae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Beu and Raine 2009, Marasti 1973, Oostingh 1935, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980 and Woodring 1982

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

Subtaxa: Callanaitis allporti Callanaitis disjecta Chione (Circomphalus) isabellina Circomphalus strigillinus

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (4), Italy (1), Portugal (1)

• Miocene of Austria (7), Bulgaria (3), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Poland (2), Slovakia (2)

Total: 26 collections including 27 occurrences

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