Poromya Forbes 1844 (clam)

Bivalvia - Poromyida - Poromyidae

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

See also Lamprell and Healy 1998, Sepkoski 2002 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Cetoconcha, Cymella, Liopistha, Neaeroporomya, Pseudocuspidaria, Psilomya

Subtaxa: Poromya (Cetomya) Poromya (Dermatomya) Poromya (Poromya) Poromya globulosa Poromya lata Poromya mississippiensis Poromya tumida

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (3), Panama (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Miocene of Cyprus (1), Germany (4), United States (1: Maryland)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2)

• Eocene of New Zealand (1), United States (6: Louisiana, Mississippi)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Texas)

• Cretaceous of Austria (2), Egypt (3), India (1), United States (1: Arizona)

Total: 34 collections including 35 occurrences

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