Mulinia Gray 1837 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae

Alternative spelling: Mactra (Mulinia)

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

See also Anderson 1929, Clark and Arnold 1923, Gordillo 1991, Packard 1916, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Darcinia, Darininae, Hemimactra, Leptomactra, Longimactra, Lutrariinae, Mactrinae, Mactropsis, Mactrotoma, Mulinoides, Pteroluter, Pteropsis, Rangia, Scissodesma, Simomactra, Spisula, Tanysiphoninae, Willimactra, Zenatiinae, Gnathodon

Subtaxa: Mulinia alta Mulinia chilota Mulinia cleryana Mulinia coloradoensis Mulinia congesta Mulinia edulis Mulinia lateralis Mulinia milesii Mulinia modesta Mulinia pallida Mulinia undulifera Mulinia yaquinensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Chile (11), Ecuador (3), Panama (2), Peru (16), United States (128: California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Chile (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of Chile (6), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (2), Peru (5), Trinidad and Tobago (9), United States (46: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Chile (1), Colombia (6), Ecuador (1), Panama (14), Peru (2), United States (11: Florida, New Jersey, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Panama (3)

Total: 275 collections including 288 occurrences

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