Cyrtopleura Tryon 1862 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Pholadidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Diplothyra, Jouannetiinae, Lignopholas, Martesia, Martesiinae, Martesinae, Opertochasma, Pholadinae, Teredina, Xylophaginae

Subtaxa: Cyrtopleura (Scobinopholas) Cyrtopleura costata Cyrtopleura crucigera Cyrtopleura levesquei

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Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Panama (1), United States (13: Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (2)

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

• Pliocene of United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (3)

• Paleocene of the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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