Mesodesma Deshayes (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mesodesmatidae

Parent taxon: Mesodesmatinae according to J. H. Signorelli and J. G. Carter 2016

See also Glenn 1904, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Amesodesma, Atactodea

Subtaxa: Mesodesma arctatum Mesodesma costaricensis Mesodesma deauratum Mesodesma donacilla Mesodesma donacium Mesodesma elongata Mesodesma mariana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Chile (1), Djibouti (2), Eritrea (3), Peru (12), United States (7: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

• Eocene of Mexico (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 35 collections including 36 occurrences

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