Costacallista Palmer 1926 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Callista (Costacallista), Macrocallista (Costacallista)

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

See also Dey 1961, Gardner 1943, Iqbal 1973, Marasti 1973, Marwick 1960, Olsson 1931, Rivera 1957, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1984, Squires 1987, Squires 1988, Turner 1938 and Woodring 1982

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, Aphrodina, Mesocallista, Lamelliconcha

Subtaxa: Callista (Costacallista) aequorea Costacallista canoasensis Costacallista erycina Costacallista gabrielensis Costacallista hectori Costacallista laevigata Costacallista leiotera Costacallista mancorensis Costacallista mortoni Costacallista suberycinoides Macrocallista (Costacallista) emmonsi Macrocallista (Costacallista) pseudoumbonella Macrocallista (Costacallista) pseudoyawensis Macrocallista (Costacallista) steinekei

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Type: Venus erycina

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of India (1 collection), Jamaica (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Germany (1), India (6), Italy (3), Pakistan (3), Panama (6), South Africa (1), Sri Lanka (2)

• Oligocene of Peru (2)

• Eocene of Colombia (2), France (9), India (1), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (2), Panama (6), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (17: Alabama, Alaska, California, Mississippi)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1), Poland (1)

Total: 78 collections including 102 occurrences

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