Laternula Röding 1798 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pandorida - Laternulidae

Parent taxon: Laternulidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Russell and Landes 1937 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anatimya, Cercomya, Orthomya, Periplomya, Planariomya, Platymyoidea, Plectomya, Tulongella

Subtaxa: Laternula (Laternulina) Laternula albertensis Laternula alisoensis Laternula fuchsi Laternula jidiensis Laternula valenciennesii

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Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Pakistan (1)

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1), New Zealand (2), Pakistan (1)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (1)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (2)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (4)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), Lebanon (1), United States (41: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas)

• Jurassic of Portugal (2)

• Triassic of China (1), Italy (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 66 collections including 71 occurrences

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