Eurhomalea Cossmann 1920 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Veneridae according to D. Frassinetti and V Covacevich 1995

See also Chiesa et al. 1995, Frassinetti and Covacevich 1999, Gordillo 1991, Malumian et al. 1978 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Austrocardilanx, Callistinae, Callocardiinae, Chamelea, Chionidae, Clementina, Cockburnia, Cyclina, Cythereinae, Ezocallista, Fossacallista, Gemma, Gouldiinae, Macrocallista, Meretricinae, Paphiinae, Pitaria, Polititapes, Pullastra, Securella, Sinodia, Sunettinae, Transennella, Venerinae, Venerupis, Venidia, Xenoloupia, Cooperella

Subtaxa: Eurhomalea antarctica Eurhomalea difficilis Eurhomalea florentinoi Eurhomalea fuenzalidai Eurhomalea inflata Eurhomalea lenticularis Eurhomalea navidadiformis Eurhomalea newtoni Eurhomalea rufa

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Type: Venus rufa

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (4 collections), Peru (9)

• Pliocene of Antarctica (4), Chile (1), Peru (2)

• Miocene of Antarctica (1), Argentina (1), Chile (2), Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (24)

Total: 51 collections including 69 occurrences

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