Leukoma staminea Conrad 1837 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Paphia staminea, Protothaca (Protothaca) staminea, Protothaca staminea, Venerupis staminea, Venus staminea

Synonyms: Chione ruderata Deshayes 1853, Protothaca ruderata Deshayes 1853

Belongs to Leukoma according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Addicott 1963, Addicott 1966, Arnold and Hannibal 1913 and Coan et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Leukoma asperrima, Leukoma beili, Leukoma columbiensis, Leukoma dolicha, Leukoma ecuadoriana, Leukoma grata, Leukoma histrionica, Leukoma lacinata, Leukoma metodon, Leukoma pertincta, Leukoma thaca, Protothaca (Tropithaca) seymourensis, Ameghinomya antiqua, Ameghinomya meridonalis, Ameghinomya coquandi, Protothaca staleyi, Protothaca (Protothaca)

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), Mexico (9), United States (17: California, Oregon, Washington)

• Pliocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (3), United States (1: California)

Total: 34 collections including 35 occurrences

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