Semele Schumacher 1817 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Semelidae

Parent taxon: Semelidae according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, da Silva Forti 1969, Glenn 1904, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Woodring 1925 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Abra, Cumingia, Ervilia, Erviliinae, Leptomya, Ligula, Scrobiculariinae, Semelinae, Theora, Amphidesma, Lavignonus

Subtaxa: Semele (Elegantula) Semele (Semele) Semele anteriocosta Semele australina Semele bellastriata Semele bolivarensis Semele carinata Semele casta Semele chipolana Semele claytoni Semele diaboli Semele fausta Semele gayi Semele hanleyi Semele harveyensis Semele jaramija Semele junonia Semele krauseana Semele laevis Semele linosa Semele mekranica Semele morani Semele nelliana Semele orbiculata Semele paramutica Semele perlamellosa Semele proficua Semele pulchra Semele purpurascens Semele radiata Semele sardonica Semele sayi Semele sparsilineata Semele subovata Semele transversa Semele venusta Semele vesiculosa Semele zuliana

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Type: Tellina proficua

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Cayman Islands (2), Chile (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), Djibouti (1), Ecuador (2), French Polynesia (1), Japan (1), Mexico (6), Peru (1), the Seychelles (1), Spain (1), United States (58: California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

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

• Pliocene of Chile (2), Costa Rica (4), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (3), Jamaica (3), Trinidad and Tobago (14), United States (31: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Brazil (2), Colombia (10), the Dominican Republic (4), Ecuador (2), France (1), Haiti (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (48), Peru (1), Trinidad and Tobago (7), United States (51: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (5: Florida)

• Oligocene of Panama (1), Puerto Rico (2), United States (12: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Colombia (1), Panama (1), United States (22: Alabama, California, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Mexico (1), United States (2: Alabama, California)

Total: 328 collections including 409 occurrences

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