Opis Defrance 1824 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

Alternative spelling: Astarte (Opis)

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Marwick 1953, Ros-Franch et al. 2014, Sepkoski 2002 and Stanton 1895

Sister taxa: Coelopis, Heteropis, Opisoma, Prosocoelus, Seebachia, Trigonastarte, Trigonopis

Subtaxa: Opis (Coelopis) Opis (Hesperopis) Opis (Pachyopis) Opis (Protopis) Opis (Trigonopis) Opis affinis Opis barnensis Opis bifrons Opis bigoti Opis californica Opis cardissoides Opis cloacina Opis corallina Opis gortanii Opis hoeninghausii Opis ladina Opis laubei Opis neocomiensis Opis shastalis Opis virginalis

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Type: Trigonia cardissoides

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1), Canada (4: Alberta, British Columbia), Egypt (1), France (7), Japan (6), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (4), Peru (1), Poland (5), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (39: Arizona, California, Oregon, Oregon , Texas), Yemen (1)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), China (2), France (20), Germany (4), Hungary (1), India (3), Iran (1), Japan (5), Poland (1), Somalia (4), Tanzania (1), Thailand (1), the United Kingdom (15), United States (1: Wyoming )

• Triassic of Austria (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Hungary (1), Iran (3), Italy (5), Singapore (1)

Total: 149 collections including 168 occurrences

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