Sphenia Turton 1822 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Parent taxon: Myidae according to R. Marquet et al. 2008

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Glenn 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Cryptomya, Cryptomyinae, Mya, Myinae, Paramya, Platyodon, Spheniinae, Tugonia, Venatomya

Subtaxa: Sphenia aequilateralis Sphenia angusta Sphenia angustata Sphenia cuneiformis Sphenia donaciformis Sphenia dubia Sphenia fragilis Sphenia iheringiana Sphenia meganosensis Sphenia myalis Sphenia passyana Sphenia pusilla Sphenia radiatula Sphenia terquemi

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Ecology: stationary infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (5 collections), United States (8: Florida, North Carolina), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), United States (4: California, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), France (1), Germany (6), the Netherlands (1), Poland (3), United States (1: Maryland)

• Oligocene of Belgium (3), Denmark (1), France (6), Germany (1)

• Eocene of Hungary (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (2: California)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), France (1), Poland (1)

Total: 54 collections including 58 occurrences

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