Family Galeommatidae Gray 1840 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Galeommatidae

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

See also Beu et al. 1990, Coan et al. 2000, Glenn 1904, Marquet 2005, Nevesskaja 2009 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Ephippiodontidae, Lasaeidae, Leptonidae

Subtaxa: Ambuscintilla Ephippodonta Galeomma Lasaeina Laseina Scintilla Scintillona Solecardia Spaniorinus

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Ecology: stationary infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (2 collections), France (1), Japan (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), Greece (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), France (2), Germany (4), the Netherlands (1), United States (1: Maryland)

• Eocene of United States (2: Alabama)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1)

• Cretaceous of United States (4: South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 28 collections including 33 occurrences

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