Donax Linnaeus 1758 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Donacidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Donacidae according to S. Schneider et al. 2005

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, da Silva Forti 1969, Farinati 1985, Kensley 1972, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Mukerjee 1939, Olsson 1931, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Ward 1992, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Deltachion, Hemidonax, Notodonax, Plebidonax, Protodonax, Tentidonax

Subtaxa: Donax (Donax) Donax (Hecuba) Donax (Latona) Donax (Paradonax) Donax (Plebidonax) Donax (Tembrockia) Donax acutus Donax asper Donax bezanconi Donax carinatus Donax denticulatus Donax fossor Donax foucardi Donax gonioides Donax gouldii Donax hilairea Donax idoneus Donax incerta Donax obesulus Donax politus Donax rugosus Donax securiformis Donax serra Donax texasianus Donax trigonulus Donax trunculus Donax veneriformis Donax vittatus

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Type: Donax rugosa

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Belgium (1), Brazil (4), Colombia (1), Djibouti (2), France (1), India (1), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Mexico (5), Morocco (7), Mozambique (1), Namibia (8), the Netherlands (6), Panama (1), Peru (3), South Africa (9), Spain (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (39: California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (3)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Chile (1), Ecuador (2), Italy (3), Jamaica (2), South Africa (7), Trinidad and Tobago (16), the United Kingdom (4), United States (7: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (5)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Colombia (11), the Dominican Republic (4), France (2), Germany (1), Grenada (1), India (3), Iran (5), Japan (1), Panama (8), Poland (3), Romania (1), South Africa (1), Ukraine (1), United States (13: California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of China (1), Peru (1), United States (10: Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of France (2), Peru (3), United States (3: California, Texas)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Alabama)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

Total: 235 collections including 276 occurrences

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