Macrocallista Meek 1876 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spelling: Callista (Macrocallista)

Parent taxon: Veneridae according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

See also Gardner 1943, Glenn 1904, Iqbal 1973, Moore 1976, Mukerjee 1939, Nagao 1928, Nagao 1928, Rivera 1957, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1987, Todd 2001, Ward 1992 and Woodring 1982

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

Subtaxa: Callista (Macrocallista) domenginica Macrocallista (Macrocallista) Macrocallista (Megapitaria) Macrocallista arenophila Macrocallista caryi Macrocallista cavachana Macrocallista cordata Macrocallista densa Macrocallista furlongi Macrocallista greeni Macrocallista hanzawai Macrocallista inca Macrocallista kahoensis Macrocallista maculata Macrocallista marylandica Macrocallista matsuraensis Macrocallista meganosensis Macrocallista minuscula Macrocallista packi Macrocallista pittsburgensis Macrocallista rearensis Macrocallista stantoni Macrocallista tia Macrocallista traftoni Macrocallista williamsoni

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Type: Venus nimbosa

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1), Eritrea (2), Haiti (1), Mexico (9), South Africa (3), Taiwan (1), United States (44: California, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (2), Yemen (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Taiwan (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Colombia (7), Costa Rica (9), Ecuador (4), Haiti (1), Panama (4), United States (22: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (16)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), Colombia (40), Germany (2), India (2), Japan (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (97), Peru (3), the Russian Federation (3), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (42: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (10)

• Oligocene to Miocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of Austria (4), Germany (1), Japan (2), Panama (2), the Russian Federation (3), United States (35: Alaska, California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of Angola (3), Colombia (1), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Peru (2), the Russian Federation (2), United States (88: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (7: California, Louisiana)

• Cretaceous of United States (2: California)

Total: 502 collections including 529 occurrences

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