Gouldia Adams 1847 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spellings: Circe (Gouldia), Crassinella (Gouldia), Gafrarium (Gouldia)

Synonym: Thetis Adams 1845 [replaced name]

Parent taxon: Gouldiinae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Anderson 1928, Bouchet et al. 2010, da Silva Forti 1969, Dey 1961, Farinati 1985, Hendy et al. 2008, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Marasti 1973, Miller 1985, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Schneider et al. 2005, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Wienrich 1999 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Gouldiina, Gafrarium, Circe

Subtaxa: Gouldia (Circenita) Gouldia (Gouldia) Gouldia (Gouldiopa) Gouldia (Paragouldia) Gouldia alta Gouldia californica Gouldia camachoi Gouldia cerina Gouldia circularis Gouldia costaricensis Gouldia insularis Gouldia minuta Gouldia subpusilla

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Type: Thetis cerina

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Brazil (1), Cayman Islands (3), Costa Rica (4), the Dominican Republic (1), Italy (1), Panama (2), Spain (2), Turkey (2), United States (18: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Uruguay (2)

• Pliocene of Belgium (3), Costa Rica (4), Greece (1), India (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (3), Mexico (3), Panama (11), the United Kingdom (3), United States (10: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (7)

• Miocene of Austria (5), Belgium (3), Colombia (93), Cyprus (2), the Dominican Republic (1), France (1), Germany (42), India (1), Italy (1), Morocco (4), the Netherlands (1), Panama (25), Poland (5), United States (16: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (6)

• Eocene of Colombia (2), France (1)

Total: 295 collections including 301 occurrences

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