Pleuromeris Conrad 1867 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative spellings: Cardita (Pleuromeris), Glans (Pleuromeris), Venericardia (Pleuromeris)

Parent taxon: Carditidae according to D. Frassinetti and V. Covacevich 1999

See also Beu et al. 1990, DuBar 1958, Gazdzicki and Pugaczewska 1984, Harris 1919, Malumian et al. 1978, Olsson 1914, Olsson 1967, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer and Campbell 1987, Vokes 1980, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Ainicardita, Cardiocardita, Cardita, Carditamera, Carditamerinae, Carditesinae, Carditinae, Coanicardita, Crassicardia, Cyclocardia, Glans, Gujocardita, Hippocampocardia, Ludbrookia, Lunulicardita, Maghrebella, Miodomeridinae, Miodontiscus, Oesterheldia, Schizocardita, Thecaliinae, Venericardiinae, Venericardinae, Vetericardiella, Xenocardita

Subtaxa: Pleuromeris (Choniocardia) Pleuromeris acaris Pleuromeris archaenepeanenesis Pleuromeris auroraensis Pleuromeris conradiana Pleuromeris decemcostata Pleuromeris elegantoides Pleuromeris finlayi Pleuromeris hectori Pleuromeris inflatior Pleuromeris inflator Pleuromeris instata Pleuromeris kapuaensis Pleuromeris marshalli Pleuromeris murdochi Pleuromeris otamateaensis Pleuromeris paucicostata Pleuromeris pecten Pleuromeris prolutea Pleuromeris tridentata Pleuromeris waitotarana Venericardia (Pleuromeris) parva Venericardia (Pleuromeris) scitula Venericardia (Pleuromeris) scituloides Venericardia (Pleuromeris) tellia Venericardia (Pleuromeris) tortidens

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), United States (45: Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

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

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1), Costa Rica (1), Jamaica (3), United States (30: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Argentina (9), Australia (4), Chile (3), New Zealand (6), Panama (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (18: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (4), New Zealand (2)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), Belgium (3), Haiti (1), New Zealand (11), the United Kingdom (1), United States (64: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), New Zealand (2)

Total: 216 collections including 254 occurrences

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