Glycymeris (Glycymeris) obovata Lamarck 1819 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Glycymerididae

Alternative combinations: Glycymeris (Chevronia) obovata, Glycymeris obovata, Pectunculus obovatus

Synonyms: Glycymeris (Glycymeris) beeseliensis Heering 1942, Pectunculus philippi Deshayes 1860, Pectunculus philippii Deshayes 1860

Belongs to Glycymeris (Glycymeris) according to K. I. Schnetler and E. Palm 2008

See also Moerdijk and van Nieulande 2000

Sister taxa: Glycymeris (Glycymeris) angsanana, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) branneri, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) buwaldi, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) caputavisensis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) eocenica, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) gabbi, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) gigantea, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) jamaicensis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) longioriformis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) mahiana, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) rosecanyonensis, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) swartsi, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) taverai, Glycymeris (Glycymeris) whaleyi

Subtaxa: Glycymeris (Chevronia) obovata ringelei Glycymeris obovata baldii

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Belgium (5 collections)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Belgium (16), Denmark (1), Germany (6), Iraq (1)

• Oligocene of Denmark (4), France (22), Romania (1)

Total: 57 collections including 58 occurrences

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