Psammacoma Dall 1900 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Alternative spelling: Macoma (Psammacoma)

Parent taxon: Tellinidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Coan et al. 2000, Gardner 1947, Kafanov and Ogasawara 2003, Perrilliat 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Acorylus, Arcopagia, Arcopagiinae, Barytellina, Cymatoica, Elliptotellina, Eurytellina, Florimetis, Fragilia, Gastrana, Lutricola, Macoma, Macominae, Maera, Merisca, Metis, Nelltia, Peiricola, Saulella, Serratina, Sourimis, Strigillinae, Tellina, Tellininae

Subtaxa: Macoma (Psammacoma) acolasta Macoma (Psammacoma) arctata Macoma (Psammacoma) ecuadoriana Macoma (Psammacoma) korobkovi Macoma (Psammacoma) marmorea Macoma (Psammacoma) riopirabica Macoma (Psammacoma) siliqua Macoma (Psammacoma) talarensis Macoma (Psammacoma) yoldiformis Psammacoma (Psammacoma) Psammacoma candida Psammacoma democraciana Psammacoma diphas Psammacoma gatunensis Psammacoma lamproleuca Psammacoma olivella Psammacoma panamensis Psammacoma tageliformis Psammacoma talaor Psammacoma torynoides Psammacoma zapotalensis

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Type: Psammotaea candida

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), Ecuador (2), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (5: California, Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Colombia (3), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (3), Jamaica (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (5: California, Florida), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (3), Colombia (19), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (1), Mexico (4), Panama (73), Peru (2), the Russian Federation (2), Trinidad and Tobago (3), United States (35: California, Florida, Oregon, Washington), Venezuela (8)

• Oligocene of United States (6: California, Washington)

• Eocene of Peru (2)

Total: 195 collections including 203 occurrences

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