Cryptolucina (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Alternative spelling: Crypolucina

Parent taxon: Lucinidae according to J. D. Taylor and E. A. Glover 2009

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Afrolucina, Anodontia, Armimiltha, Austriella, Barbierella, Bretskya, Bulacanites, Cardiolucina, Cavilinga, Chavania, Codakia, Codakiinae, Ctena, Dilora, Discoloripes, Discolucina, Divalinga, Divaricella, Divaricellinae, Epicodakia, Falsolucinoma, Ferrocina, Fimbria, Fimbriinae, Funafutia, Gigantocyclus, Gonimyrtea, Graecina, Ilioniinae, Illionia, Joellina, Lamylucina, Lepidolucina, Lepilucina, Leucosphaera, Liralucina, Lucininae, Lucinoma, Maorithyas, Meganodontia, Megaxinus, Miltha, Milthinae, Milthona, Myrtea, Myrteinae, Myrtina, Nipponothracia, Notomyrtea, Nymphalucina, Parvidontia, Parvilucina, Phenacocyclas, Pillucina, Poumea, Pseudomiltha, Pteromyrtea, Radiolucina, Sinbadiella, Solelucina, Superlucina, Tehamatea, Tinalucina, Wallucina

Subtaxa: Cryptolucina megayseides

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Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Washington collections)

• Cretaceous of Greenland (9)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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