Martesia Sowerby 1824 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Pholadidae

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Glenn 1904, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980 and Woodring 1982

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

Subtaxa: Martesia (Martesia) Martesia clausa Martesia cuneiformis Martesia cylindrica 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 Cameroon (2), Canada (4: Alberta), Denmark (1), New Zealand (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (9: Alabama, California, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee)

• Jurassic of Peru (1)

Total: 71 collections including 73 occurrences

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