Paphies Lesson 1831 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mesodesmatidae

Synonyms: Machaena Gray 1843, Taria Gray 1853

Parent taxon: Mesodesmatidae according to A. G. Beu 2006

See also Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Davilinae, Donacilla, Mesodesmatinae, Myadesma

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (2)

Total: 5 collections including 6 occurrences

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