Legumen Conrad 1858 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Tapetinae according to E. Gliozzi and A. Malatesta 1983

See also Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980 and Wiedmann 1979

Sister taxa: Cyclorisma, Cyclorismina, Eumarcia, Flaventia, Gomphina, Granicorium, Irus, Katelysia, Liocyma, Marcia, Mercimonia, Paphia, Paraesa, Retrotapes, Ruditapes, Sinonia, Tapes, Textivenus, Venerella, Veneritapes

Subtaxa: Legumen mozambensis Legumen napii Legumen ooides

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1 collection), Austria (2), Cameroon (1), Canada (1: Alberta), Cuba (1), Egypt (1), Germany (1), India (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (4), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), Tunisia (1), United States (181: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah)

Total: 201 collections including 210 occurrences

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