Gastrochaena Spengler 1783 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae

Parent taxon: Gastrochaenidae according to S. Freneix et al. 1988

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Cucurbitula, Eufistulana, Eufistulaninae, Gastrochaeninae, Gastrochaenopsis, Kummelia, Lamychaena, Spengleriinae

Subtaxa: Gastrochaena (Rocellaria) Gastrochaena (Spengleri) Gastrochaena (Spengleria) Gastrochaena couvana Gastrochaena cuneiformis Gastrochaena deshayesea Gastrochaena dubitata Gastrochaena gigantea Gastrochaena hians Gastrochaena mississippiensis Gastrochaena moreana Gastrochaena obtusa Gastrochaena ovata Gastrochaena ripleyana Gastrochaena rotunda

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Type: Gastrochaena cuneiformis

Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection), Japan (2), Kenya (1), South Africa (1), United States (8: Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina), Uruguay (1), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), Costa Rica (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (3), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: Florida, South Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Netherlands Antilles (3)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Austria (2), Bulgaria (2), France (1), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Malta (1), Moldova (10), Panama (1), Poland (4), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (6: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (2)

• Eocene of France (1), Germany (2), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Namibia (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (12: Alabama, California, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), France (1), United States (6: Georgia, Maryland, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Chile (2), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (2), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), the Netherlands (1), Switzerland (5), United States (13: California, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (1), Poland (2), the United Kingdom (5)

• Permian of Pakistan (1)

Total: 142 collections including 166 occurrences

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