Family Glycymerididae Newton 1922 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Glycymerididae

Alternative spelling: Glycymeridae

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

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Coan et al. 2000, Dockery 1982, Eames 1951, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Moerdijk and van Nieulande 2000, Nevesskaja 2009, Newell 1965, Rivera 1957, Rosenberg 2005, Spencer et al. 2004, Stilwell 1998, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980, Ward 1992, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Wienrich 1999

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

Subtaxa: Arcullaeinae Glycymeridinae Glycymeris Melaxinaeinae Tucetona

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (4), the Bahamas (3), Belgium (1), Bermuda (7), Brazil (1), Cape Verde (1), Chile (1), Costa Rica (2), Djibouti (4), Ecuador (2), Egypt (2), Haiti (3), Iran (1), Ireland (1), Italy (5), Japan (7), Kenya (2), Mexico (10), Morocco (3), New Zealand (1), Panama (1), Peru (6), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (1), South Africa (2), Spain (13), Sudan (1), Taiwan (4), the United Kingdom (3), United States (62: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (1), Yemen (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Australia (3), Belgium (8), Chile (3), Colombia (8), Costa Rica (15), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (9), Ecuador (5), Greece (6), Haiti (1), Iceland (1), India (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (3), Jamaica (5), Japan (12), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (2), Panama (17), Peru (5), the Russian Federation (3), South Africa (8), Spain (6), Trinidad and Tobago (5), the United Kingdom (5), United States (65: California, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (11)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), the Dominican Republic (7), Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (6), Argentina (20), Australia (16), Austria (8), Belgium (18), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Brazil (8), Bulgaria (6), Chile (7), Colombia (58), Cuba (1), Cyprus (5), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (11), Ecuador (1), Fiji (2), France (4), Germany (10), Greece (3), Grenada (4), Haiti (1), India (4), Indonesia (2), Iraq (1), Italy (7), Japan (46), Libya (1), Malta (3), Mexico (4), Moldova (4), Morocco (3), New Zealand (15), Panama (43), Peru (3), the Philippines (1), Poland (14), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (11), Slovakia (4), Somalia (3), South Africa (1), Spain (3), United States (87: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (26)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (8: California, Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (4), Australia (2), Austria (3), Belgium (1), Bulgaria (2), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (4), France (34), Germany (2), Haiti (1), Hungary (4), Italy (2), Japan (26), New Zealand (11), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (4), Somalia (2), United States (60: California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Argentina (2)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (4), Australia (17), Belgium (3), Bulgaria (3), Colombia (3), Croatia (1), France (8), Germany (2), Greenland (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (2), Japan (3), Mexico (2), New Zealand (11), Nigeria (9), Panama (3), Peru (5), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (25), United States (165: Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Maryland)

• Paleocene of Argentina (5), Australia (1), Austria (2), Belgium (5), Denmark (7), Germany (3), India (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (5), Nigeria (2), Poland (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (50: Alabama, California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (1), Algeria (1), Argentina (5), Austria (3), Belgium (1), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (1), Cameroon (2), Canada (2: Alberta), Colombia (1), the Congo-Brazzaville (3), Egypt (2), France (2), Germany (3), Greenland (1), Hungary (2), India (2), Iraq (1), Italy (1), Japan (85), Jordan (1), Lebanon (1), Libya (1), Madagascar (4), Mexico (3), Mozambique (5), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (12), Nigeria (3), Peru (3), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Senegal (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), South Africa (1), Spain (2), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Tunisia (3), Turkey (1), USSR (3), the United Kingdom (8), United States (333: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic of United States (2: Alaska)

Total: 1925 collections including 2478 occurrences

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