Glossus Poli 1795 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Glossidae

Synonym: Isocardia Lamarck 1799

Parent taxon: Glossidae according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Glenn 1904, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Marasti 1973, Popenoe 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Squires and Advocate 1986, Vokes 1980 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Meiocardia, Isocardioides, Fissilunula, Bucardia

Subtaxa: Glossus (Glossus) Glossus (Meiocardia) Glossus fraterna Glossus markoei Glossus marylandica Glossus mazlea Glossus santamaria Isocardia branneri Isocardia bulbosa Isocardia chicoensis Isocardia cor Isocardia coutinhoana Isocardia delta Isocardia hendersoni Isocardia ignolea Isocardia irelandi Isocardia parisiense Isocardia praecisa Isocardia shumardi Isocardia subsinuata Isocardia tejonensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), the Netherlands (1), United States (8: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Austria (5), Belgium (5), Bulgaria (1), Denmark (1), Germany (30), Haiti (2), Indonesia (2), Italy (5), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (2), Poland (2), Slovakia (5), United States (38: Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Denmark (4), France (4)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Belgium (1), United States (3: California, New Jersey)

• Paleocene of Egypt (2), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), United States (6: Alabama, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (15), the United Arab Emirates (2), United States (38: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas)

Total: 193 collections including 203 occurrences

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