Family Glossidae Gray 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Glossidae

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

See also Nevesskaja 2009, Vokes 1980 and Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Kelliellidae, Vesicomyidae

Subtaxa: Glossus Meiocardia

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection), Japan (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), India (1), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (8: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Austria (5), Belgium (5), Bulgaria (1), Denmark (2), Germany (33), Grenada (2), Haiti (2), Indonesia (2), Italy (5), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (2), Poland (2), Slovakia (5), United States (38: Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia), Vanuatu (1)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Denmark (4), France (4), Hungary (2), Romania (1)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Belgium (1), Colombia (1), Jamaica (1), United States (12: California, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of China (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (3), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Sweden (1), United States (7: Alabama, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (5), Chile (2), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (15), France (4), Germany (1), Mexico (1), Switzerland (6), Tanzania (1), the United Arab Emirates (2), United States (45: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

• Jurassic of Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Yukon), Chile (7), Ethiopia (1), France (4), Poland (1)

• Silurian of Algeria (1)

Total: 271 collections including 295 occurrences

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