Tawera Marwick 1927 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Venerinae according to A. G. Beu 2006

See also Gordillo 1991, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Antigona, Artena, Callithaca, Chione, Chioneryx, Chionista, Chionopsis, Circomphalus, Clausinella, Dosina, Dosiniini, Globivenus, Humilaria, Iliochione, Irusella, Kuia, Leukoma, Marama, Melosia, Mercenaria, Paphonotia, Periglypta, Proxichione, Tapetini, Turia, Venerini, Venus, Anomalocardia, Bassina, Placamen, Nioche, Timoclea, Austrovenus, Lirophora, Mclelannia

Subtaxa: Tawera gallinula Tawera propinqua Tawera subnodulosa

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (7 collections), Australia (1), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (2)

• Pliocene of Australia (2), New Zealand (4)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (5), New Zealand (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 28 collections including 30 occurrences

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