Family Malletiidae Adams and Adams 1858 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Malletiidae

Parent taxon: Nuculanoidea according to P. M. Mikkelsen and R. Bieler 2008

See also Anelli et al. 2006, Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Carter et al. 2011, Coan et al. 2000, Cox et al. 1969, Fang 2006, Harrison and Harrison 1975, Maxwell 1992, Nevesskaja 2009, Scholz et al. 2008, Spencer et al. 2004, Stilwell et al. 2004, Todd 2001 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Isoarcidae, Nuculanidae, Phaseolidae, Polidevciidae, Sareptidae, Saturnidae, Yoldiidae, Zealedidae

Subtaxa: Anthraconeilo Arisaigia Australoneilo Cadomia Carinineilo Concavoleda Ctenodontella Dysodonta Ekstadia Johnmartinia Katadesmia Koenenia Lapteviella Lophoconcha Malletia Metapalaeoneilo Myoplusia Neilo Nuculites Palaeoneilo Perrisonota Phaenodesmia Prosoleptus Quadratonucula Sluha Spathelopsis Taimyrodon Tindariopsis Vnigriella Yoldioides Zeehania

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Chile (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (13), Japan (7)

• Miocene of Antarctica (2), Argentina (5), Chile (5), Japan (4), New Zealand (15), the Russian Federation (5)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Antarctica (4), Argentina (1), the Russian Federation (2)

• Oligocene of Argentina (5), New Zealand (2), the Russian Federation (8)

• Eocene of Antarctica (6), Argentina (1), Japan (3), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (5), United States (3: California, Oregon)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (10), Argentina (29), the Russian Federation (2), United States (1: Alaska)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (2), Argentina (14), Australia (1), Chile (1), China (5), Germany (7), Japan (1), Nigeria (1), the Russian Federation (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (124: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of Argentina (7), Canada (4: British Columbia, Yukon), China (6), Denmark (14), Hong Kong (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (3), New Zealand (3), Portugal (5), Somalia (1), Spain (5), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Argentina (1), China (20), Hungary (2), Italy (17), Japan (11), Kazakhstan (3), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (7), the Russian Federation (42), Slovakia (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Turkey (1), United States (2: Nevada), Vietnam (2)

• Permian to Triassic of India (1)

• Permian of Argentina (1), Australia (5), China (44), Greece (1), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (3), Madagascar (2), Malaysia (1), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (3), the Russian Federation (15), Tunisia (17), the United Kingdom (1), United States (22: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (8: Illinois, Maryland, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (21: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)

• Pennsylvanian of Argentina (1)

• Westphalian of Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Kentucky)

• Carboniferous of Antarctica (2), Argentina (3), Australia (3), China (3), the Czech Republic (3), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (33: Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Devonian to Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1)

• Devonian of Antarctica (5), Argentina (3), Australia (7), Bolivia (1), Brazil (27), Canada (4: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Quebec), China (18), Colombia (1), France (6), Germany (9), Ghana (1), Libya (3), Morocco (4), New Zealand (3), Poland (7), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (16), Spain (3), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (557: Alaska, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin), Uruguay (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Argentina (1), Spain (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (7), Australia (3), Bolivia (1), Canada (15: Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec), China (1), France (1), Laos (1), Paraguay (2), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (24), United States (25: California, New York, Ohio)

• Ordovician of Argentina (3), Australia (14), Canada (7: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec), China (4), the Czech Republic (13), France (11), Morocco (3), Norway (4), Portugal (10), South Korea (1), Spain (6), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (16), United States (62: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia)

• Arenig of Australia (1), France (3)

Total: 1623 collections including 2182 occurrences

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