†subfamily Eriphylinae Chavan 1952 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

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

See also Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Astartellinae, Astartinae, Astartoides, Balantioselena, Coelastarte, Digitaria, Lirotarte, Lyapinella, Middalya, Nargunella, Opinae, Oxyeurax, Permartella, Pinzonellinae, Praeconia, Pressastarte, Taxocardia, Terraiinae, Trigonopinae, Woodia

Subtaxa: Amphiaraus Astartemya Crassatellina Crassatellopsis Eriphyla Freiastarte Herzogina Lirodiscus

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (69: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Paleocene of Argentina (12), United States (8: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (4), Argentina (19), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Brazil (1), Cameroon (2), Chile (1), China (1), Denmark (2), Egypt (1), France (1), Gabon (1), Germany (5), Italy (1), Japan (34), Jordan (1), Lebanon (1), Libya (2), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (15), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), South Africa (1), Tunisia (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (32: California, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas), Zaire (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Canada (1: British Columbia)

• Jurassic of Chile (2), France (1), Greenland (24), Poland (4), Tanzania (14), Yemen (1)

• Devonian of Australia (1), China (1), Germany (1)

Total: 286 collections including 311 occurrences

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