Securella Parker 1949 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spelling: Chione (Securella)

Parent taxon: Veneridae according to W. F. Faustman 1964

See also Hendy et al. 2008 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Austrocardilanx, Callistinae, Callocardiinae, Chamelea, Clementina, Cockburnia, Cythereinae, Eurhomalea, Ezocallista, Fossacallista, Gemma, Gouldiinae, Macrocallista, Meretricinae, Paphiinae, Polititapes, Pullastra, Sinodia, Sunettinae, Transennella, Venerinae, Venerupis, Venidia, Xenoloupia

Subtaxa: Securella securis Securella staleyi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Washington collection)

• Pliocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (16: California, Oregon)

• Miocene of Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (4), United States (10: Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington)

• Oligocene of United States (12: Alaska, California, Washington)

Total: 45 collections including 46 occurrences

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