Meretrix Lamarck 1799 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spelling: Cytherea (Meretrix)

Parent taxon: Meretricinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Nagao 1928, Packard 1922, Pugaczewska 1984 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cytherea, Cytheriopsis, Grateloupia, Meretricini, Resatrix, Tivela, Tivelina

Subtaxa: Meretrix cornelli Meretrix dalli Meretrix hikoshimensis Meretrix hornii Meretrix indica Meretrix macbeani Meretrix marshana Meretrix mortoni Meretrix negritosensis Meretrix neusensis Meretrix nitida Meretrix nuttalliopsis Meretrix persica Meretrix pseudomeretrix Meretrix shantii Meretrix stantoni Meretrix subimpressa Meretrix sylvaerupis Meretrix uvasana Meretrix yoakumi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Morocco (1), Spain (3)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2), Italy (1), Japan (1), Pakistan (2), Papua New Guinea (1), the Philippines (1)

• Miocene of Cyprus (1), India (3), Indonesia (3), Iran (1), Japan (7), Peru (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Oligocene of Ecuador (1), India (1), Israel (1), Italy (1), Japan (3), United States (2: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Croatia (4), France (1), Hungary (2), India (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (2), Japan (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Senegal (1), Somalia (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (43: California, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Pakistan (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (16), Egypt (2), Libya (1), Pakistan (1), United States (19: Alabama, California)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), Egypt (14), Israel (11), the United Arab Emirates (2), United States (3: Mississippi, Tennessee)

Total: 174 collections including 191 occurrences

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