Family Cucullaeidae Stewart 1930 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Cucullaeidae

Parent taxon: Arcoidea according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, El Qot 2006, Maxwell 1992, Nevesskaja 2009, Stilwell 1998, Stilwell et al. 2004 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Arcidae, Catamarcaiidae, Frejidae, Glycymerididae, Noetiidae, Parallelodontidae

Subtaxa: Cucullaea Dicranodonta Lopatinia Megacucullaea Noramya Pseudocucullaea

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Taiwan (5), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (2), India (1), Indonesia (1), Pakistan (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (13), Australia (11), Chile (9), India (1), Indonesia (4), Iran (1), New Zealand (21), Peru (1), South Africa (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (6), New Zealand (19)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Argentina (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (22), Argentina (3), Australia (3), Egypt (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (15), United States (3: California)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (17), Argentina (6), Austria (1), Belgium (5), Bulgaria (4), Denmark (7), Egypt (1), France (1), Germany (3), Mexico (4), New Zealand (6), Nigeria (2), Poland (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (181: Alabama, California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)

• Tertiary of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (1), Antarctica (15), Argentina (54), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Brazil (6), Bulgaria (1), Cameroon (1), Canada (1: Alberta), Chile (1), Colombia (2), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Cuba (1), Egypt (33), France (6), Gabon (1), Germany (7), Greenland (5), Hungary (1), India (1), Italy (3), Japan (31), Mexico (7), Mozambique (3), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (26), Nigeria (3), Oman (3), Peru (8), Poland (7), the Russian Federation (7), Senegal (1), Somalia (1), South Africa (4), Spain (1), Sweden (1), Tanzania (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkmenistan (1), USSR (4), Ukraine (2), the United Arab Emirates (2), the United Kingdom (25), United States (301: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming), Venezuela (1), Yemen (1), Zaire (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (21), Chile (8), France (14), Germany (2), Greenland (21), India (6), Japan (2), Kenya (2), Madagascar (1), New Zealand (2), Poland (1), Portugal (5), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (23), Tanzania (13), the United Kingdom (25), United States (10: Montana, Utah, Wyoming)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

• Devonian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 1148 collections including 1259 occurrences

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