Subfamily Myrteinae Chavan 1969 (clam)

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

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

See also Cox et al. 1969, Moore 1976, Vokes 1980 and Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Afrolucina, Anodontia, Armimiltha, Austriella, Barbierella, Bretskya, Bulacanites, Cardiolucina, Cavilinga, Chavania, Codakia, Cryptolucina, Ctena, Dilora, Discoloripes, Discolucina, Divalinga, Divaricella, Divaricellinae, Epicodakia, Falsolucinoma, Ferrocina, Fimbria, Fimbriinae, Funafutia, Gigantocyclus, Gonimyrtea, Graecina, Ilioniinae, Illionia, Joellina, Lamylucina, Lepidolucina, Lepilucina, Leucosphaera, Liralucina, Lucininae, Lucinoma, Maorithyas, Meganodontia, Megaxinus, Miltha, Milthinae, Milthona, Myrtea, Myrtina, Nipponothracia, Notomyrtea, Nymphalucina, Parvidontia, Parvilucina, Phenacocyclas, Pillucina, Poumea, Pseudomiltha, Pteromyrtea, Radiolucina, Sinbadiella, Solelucina, Superlucina, Tehamatea, Tinalucina, Wallucina

Subtaxa: Alucinoma Discomiltha Eulopia Gardnerella Mesomiltha Monitilora Perampliata Prophetilora

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Type: Myrtea

Ecology: facultatively mobile deep infaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Pliocene of India (1 collection), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3)

• Eocene of Belgium (4), Bulgaria (1), France (2), the United Kingdom (5)

• Paleocene of Belgium (6), Germany (1), Poland (1)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (4)

• Jurassic of Chile (21), France (5), Germany (14), Greenland (6), Japan (3), Mexico (1), Portugal (4), Saudi Arabia (1), Somalia (1), Spain (7), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (18), the United Kingdom (7)

• Triassic of United States (2: Nevada)

Total: 120 collections including 129 occurrences

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