Clausinella Gray 1851 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Venerinae according to I. R. da Silva Forti 1969

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Antigona, Artena, Callithaca, Chione, Chioneryx, Chionista, Chionopsis, Circomphalus, 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, Mclelannia

Subtaxa: Clausinella fasciata Clausinella gayi Clausinella persica

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Brazil (5), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Morocco (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Belgium (4), India (1), Italy (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), Bulgaria (5), Cyprus (1), France (1), Germany (1), Iran (1), Italy (3), Morocco (1), Slovakia (1)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 41 collections including 46 occurrences

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