Family Myochamidae Carpenter 1861 (clam)

Bivalvia - Thraciida - Myochamidae

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

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

Sister taxa: Burmesiidae, Cleidothaeridae, Periplomatidae, Thraciidae

Subtaxa: Hunkydora Myadora Myochama

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), New Zealand (1), Taiwan (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (4)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Japan (2), United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Australia (4), New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

Total: 19 collections including 21 occurrences

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