†subfamily Opinae Chavan 1952 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Astartellinae, Astartinae, Astartoides, Balantioselena, Coelastarte, Digitaria, Eriphylinae, Lirotarte, Lyapinella, Middalya, Nargunella, Oxyeurax, Permartella, Pinzonellinae, Praeconia, Pressastarte, Taxocardia, Terraiinae, Trigonopinae, Woodia

Subtaxa: Coelopis Opis Opisoma Seebachia Trigonastarte Trigonopis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection)

• Eocene of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta, British Columbia), Egypt (1), France (7), Japan (6), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (4), Peru (1), Poland (5), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (2), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (25: Arizona, California, Oregon , Texas), Yemen (1)

• Jurassic of Algeria (1), Chile (3), China (2), Egypt (1), Ethiopia (3), France (20), Germany (7), Hungary (1), India (11), Iran (1), Israel (1), Italy (4), Japan (6), Madagascar (1), Morocco (1), New Zealand (6), Oman (1), Poland (1), Romania (3), Saudi Arabia (20), Slovenia (1), Somalia (8), Spain (31), Tanzania (9), Thailand (1), Tunisia (3), the United Kingdom (14), United States (1: Wyoming )

• Triassic of China (6), Iran (6)

Total: 238 collections including 273 occurrences

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