Family Kelliellidae Fischer 1887 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Kelliellidae

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

See also Coan et al. 2000, Nevesskaja 2009 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Glossidae, Vesicomyidae

Subtaxa: Alveinus Kelliella Spaniodontella Warrana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1 collection), Panama (4)

• Miocene of Belgium (7), Bulgaria (1), Denmark (1), Ecuador (4), Germany (24), Iran (3), the Netherlands (2), Panama (25), Poland (4), United States (11: Florida)

• Oligocene of Denmark (1), United States (10: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), France (1), Mexico (2), the United Kingdom (6), United States (50: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)

• Paleocene of United States (8: Texas)

Total: 166 collections including 185 occurrences

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