Martesia Sowerby 1824 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Pholadidae

Parent taxon: Pholadidae according to R. L. Squires and G. L. Kennedy 1998

See also Glenn 1904, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980 and Woodring 1982

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

Subtaxa: Martesia (Martesia) Martesia fragilis Martesia mcevoyi Martesia meganosensis Martesia oligocenica Martesia ovalis Martesia sanctidominici Martesia sanctipauli Martesia striata

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Type: Pholas striatus

Ecology: stationary boring suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), Pakistan (2), United States (4: Florida, Maryland, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (1), Panama (1), Trinidad and Tobago (4), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Alaska)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Panama (3), United States (2: Delaware, Maryland)

• Oligocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Eocene of Peru (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (8: California, Oregon, Texas)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), Belgium (2), Denmark (1), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (8: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta), Denmark (1), New Zealand (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (8: Alabama, California, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee)

Total: 67 collections including 69 occurrences

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