Miltha Adams and Adams 1857 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative spellings: Lucina (Miltha), Milthea, Phacoides (Miltha)

Parent taxon: Lucinidae according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Gardner 1947, Malumian et al. 1978, Sepkoski 2002, Skwarko 1994, Vokes 1969, Vokes 1980, Vokes 1983 and Woodring 1925

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, Megaxinus, Milthinae, Milthona, Myrtea, Myrteinae, Myrtina, Nipponothracia, Notomyrtea, Nymphalucina, Parvidontia, Parvilucina, Phenacocyclas, Pillucina, Poumea, Pseudomiltha, Pteromyrtea, Radiolucina, Sinbadiella, Solelucina, Superlucina, Tehamatea, Tinalucina, Wallucina

Subtaxa: Lucina (Miltha) contorta Miltha (Matanziella) Miltha (Miltha) Miltha childreni Miltha chipolana Miltha claibornensis Miltha hamptonensis Miltha hillsboroensis Miltha inflata Miltha merangiana Miltha packi Miltha pandata Miltha parsonsi

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Type: Lucina childreni

Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), United States (25: Florida, North Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of Panama (1), United States (37: California, Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (6), Brazil (1), Chile (2), Cuba (2), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (2), India (1), Indonesia (1), Madagascar (1), Moldova (2), New Zealand (1), Panama (4), Peru (3), Puerto Rico (2), United States (36: California, Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (4: Florida)

• Oligocene of Jamaica (1), Panama (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (7: California, Florida, Georgia)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Bulgaria (3), Haiti (1), New Zealand (2), Peru (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (24: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Paleocene of Belgium (4), Germany (1), New Zealand (4), Nigeria (1), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (1), United States (8: Alabama, California, Maryland, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Japan (6)

Total: 211 collections including 220 occurrences

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