Family Donacidae Fleming 1828 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Donacidae

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

See also Coan et al. 2000, Nevesskaja 2009, Olsson 1931, Vokes 1980, Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Icanotiidae, Psammobiidae, Quenstedtiidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Sowerbyidae, Tancrediidae, Tellinidae, Unicardiopsidae

Subtaxa: Deltachion Donax Hemidonax Notodonax Plebidonax Protodonax Tentidonax

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Belgium (1), Brazil (4), Colombia (1), Djibouti (2), France (1), India (1), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Mexico (5), Morocco (7), Mozambique (1), Namibia (8), the Netherlands (6), Panama (1), Peru (3), South Africa (9), Spain (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (53: California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (3)

• Pliocene of Australia (2), Belgium (1), Chile (1), Ecuador (2), Italy (3), Jamaica (2), South Africa (7), Trinidad and Tobago (16), the United Kingdom (4), United States (7: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (5)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (1), Colombia (11), the Dominican Republic (4), France (2), Germany (1), Grenada (1), India (3), Iran (5), Japan (1), Panama (8), Poland (3), Romania (1), South Africa (1), Ukraine (1), United States (13: California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of China (1), Peru (1), United States (10: Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of France (2), Peru (3)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), Cuba (1), Jamaica (2), Lebanon (1), the United Arab Emirates (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (16: California, Idaho, North Carolina, Texas)

Total: 274 collections including 326 occurrences

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