Myrtea Turton 1822 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative spellings: Lucina (Myrtea), Myrtaea

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

See also Adegoke 1969, Bouchet et al. 2010, Cox et al. 1969, Dockery 1982, Faustman 1964, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Olsson 1931, Sepkoski 2002, Tashiro and Kozai 1982 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Afrolucina, Anodontia, Armimiltha, Austriella, Barbierella, Bretskya, Bulacanites, Cardiolucina, Cavilinga, Chavania, Codakia, Codakiinae, 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, Miltha, Milthinae, Milthona, Myrteinae, Myrtina, Nipponothracia, Notomyrtea, Nymphalucina, Parvidontia, Parvilucina, Phenacocyclas, Pillucina, Poumea, Pseudomiltha, Pteromyrtea, Radiolucina, Sinbadiella, Solelucina, Superlucina, Tehamatea, Tinalucina, Wallucina

Subtaxa: Myrtaea (Levimyrtaea) Myrtaea asphaltica Myrtaea cookei Myrtea (Myrtea) Myrtea (Myrteopsis) Myrtea (Myrtucina) Myrtea curta Myrtea ezoensis Myrtea spinifera

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Type: Myrtea spinifera

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection), Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (1), Jamaica (4), Panama (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Bulgaria (5), Cuba (1), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Germany (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (4), Morocco (1), New Zealand (6), Panama (4), United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Ecuador (2), New Zealand (1), Panama (3), Peru (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (21: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Japan (1), Panama (1), United States (51: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), New Zealand (2), United States (18: Maryland, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), India (1), Japan (14), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (2), United States (45: Alabama, California, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

Total: 211 collections including 217 occurrences

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