Tapes Mühlfeld 1811 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Tapetinae according to J.-M. Pacaud and J. Le Renard 1995

See also Freneix et al. 1988, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Cyclorisma, Cyclorismina, Eumarcia, Flaventia, Gomphina, Granicorium, Irus, Katelysia, Legumen, Liocyma, Marcia, Mercimonia, Paphia, Paraesa, Retrotapes, Ruditapes, Sinonia, Textivenus, Venerella, Veneritapes

Subtaxa: Tapes (Ruditapes) Tapes (Tapes) Tapes (Textrix) Tapes aurea Tapes corrugatus Tapes dorsatus Tapes literatus Tapes perovalis Tapes texturata Tapes virginea

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Djibouti (1), Japan (2), Morocco (2), Namibia (4), South Africa (8), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (3)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Greece (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (2), Japan (1), Pakistan (3), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (5)

• Miocene of Algeria (5), Bulgaria (1), Cyprus (5), France (2), Indonesia (5), Iran (9), Japan (2), the Philippines (1), Romania (3), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (1), Spain (2)

• Eocene of Italy (1), Japan (1), United States (1: California)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), United States (5: California)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), United States (2: Minnesota)

Total: 93 collections including 114 occurrences

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