Family Malleidae Lamarck 1819 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Malleidae

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

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, El Qot 2006, Nevesskaja 2009 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Bakevelliidae, Cassianellidae, Kochiidae, Pergamidiidae, Plicatostylidae, Pteriidae, Vlastidae, Lunulicardiidae, Melinidae, Vulsellidae

Subtaxa: Eligmus Isognomoninae Malleinae Malleus Malvufundus Nayadina Pulvinitinae Vulsella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cuba (2 collections), Jamaica (2), Japan (2), Mexico (1), Panama (1), South Africa (2), United States (6: Florida, Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Panama (2), South Africa (6), United States (1: Virginia)

• Miocene of Algeria (4), Argentina (5), Austria (8), Chile (1), France (2), Greenland (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Morocco (2), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Poland (3), United States (52: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Austria (2), Germany (3)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), Australia (3), Bulgaria (4), Egypt (5), France (2), Italy (2), Japan (8), Libya (6), Mexico (2), Romania (9), Somalia (1), Spain (1), United States (7: California, South Carolina, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Pakistan (1)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), China (1), France (1), Nigeria (1), United States (5: Alabama, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (6), Argentina (3), Bulgaria (1), Chile (1), Egypt (7), Germany (2), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (14), Lebanon (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), New Zealand (5), Nigeria (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Sweden (3), Tunisia (1), Turkmenistan (1), USSR (5), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (25: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

• Jurassic of Algeria (1), Argentina (23), Canada (5: British Columbia), Chile (32), China (12), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (4), France (28), Germany (4), Greenland (84), Hong Kong (1), India (20), Iran (4), Italy (5), Japan (3), Jordan (23), Kenya (5), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (5), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), New Zealand (1), Oman (1), Poland (1), Portugal (56), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (51), Slovenia (1), Somalia (9), Spain (3), Switzerland (2), Tunisia (23), the United Kingdom (49), United States (27: California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming), Yemen (13)

• Triassic of Austria (4), Hungary (4), Iran (2), Italy (3), Japan (4), Spain (1)

• Permian of China (19), Greece (1), Japan (1), Tunisia (7)

Total: 826 collections including 929 occurrences

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