Megaxinus Brugnone 1880 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative spellings: Miltha (Megaxinus), Saxolucina (Megaxinus)

Parent taxon: Lucinidae according to S. Kiel and M. Taviana 2018

See also Cox et al. 1969, Marquet et al. 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Woodring 1925 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Afrolucina, Anodontia, Armimiltha, Austriella, Barbierella, Bretskya, Bulacanites, Cardiolucina, Cavilinga, Chavania, Codakia, Cryptolucina, Ctena, Dilora, Discoloripes, Discolucina, Divalinga, Divaricella, Divaricellinae, Epicodakia, Falsolucinoma, Ferrocina, Fimbria, Fimbriinae, Funafutia, Gigantocyclus, Gonimyrtea, Graecina, Ilioniinae, Illionia, Joellina, Lamylucina, Lepidolucina, Lepilucina, Leucosphaera, Liralucina, Lucininae, Lucinoma, Maorithyas, Meganodontia, Miltha, Milthinae, Milthona, Myrtea, Myrteinae, Myrtina, Nipponothracia, Notomyrtea, Nymphalucina, Parvidontia, Parvilucina, Phenacocyclas, Pillucina, Poumea, Pseudomiltha, Pteromyrtea, Radiolucina, Sinbadiella, Solelucina, Superlucina, Tehamatea, Tinalucina, Wallucina

Subtaxa: Megaxinus (Megaxinus) Megaxinus ellipticus Megaxinus stironensis Megaxinus striatula Megaxinus transversa Miltha (Megaxinus) gluminda

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Type: Lucina rostrata

Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Bulgaria (5), Cyprus (5), the Dominican Republic (1), Germany (1), Italy (4), Poland (2), Slovakia (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (3)

Total: 29 collections including 32 occurrences

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