Venus Linnaeus 1758 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Venerinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Freneix et al. 1988, Gardner 1943, Gazdzicki and Pugaczewska 1984, Glenn 1904, Marasti 1973, Pugaczewska 1984, Sepkoski 2002 and Wienrich 1999

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

Subtaxa: Venus (Mioclausinella) Venus (Ventricoloidea) Venus (Venus) Venus analoga Venus anceps Venus arcotensis Venus chilensis Venus cleryana Venus conformis Venus crenatula Venus cythereaeformis Venus deleta Venus delicatula Venus ebergenyii Venus eximia Venus fallaciosa Venus foveolata Venus geslini Venus inopinata Venus insula Venus mekranica Venus mitsuiana Venus petricosa Venus quadrata Venus retisculpta Venus turgescens Venus vespertina

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Cape Verde (1), Djibouti (2), France (1), India (1), Italy (3), Japan (2), Morocco (3), South Africa (8), Spain (7), Taiwan (4), the United Kingdom (5), United States (5: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of Belgium (3), Egypt (1), Greece (1), Italy (1), Japan (2), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (1), South Africa (2), Spain (2)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (11), Argentina (2), Austria (6), Belgium (2), Brazil (1), Bulgaria (6), Chile (2), Cyprus (4), France (1), Germany (51), Hungary (1), Iran (2), Israel (1), Italy (8), Japan (1), Morocco (6), the Netherlands (2), Pakistan (2), Poland (11), Romania (3), Slovakia (2), Somalia (2), United States (4: Florida, New Jersey), Vanuatu (1)

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

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Bulgaria (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Pakistan (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of Italy (1), Japan (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Paleocene of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (4), France (8), Germany (2), Iran (2), Italy (1), Jordan (1), Portugal (1), Switzerland (14), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 245 collections including 310 occurrences

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