Family Pandoridae Rafinesque 1815 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pandorida - Pandoridae

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

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Coan et al. 2000, Glenn 1904, Nevesskaja 2009, Vokes 1980 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Laternulidae, Lyonsiidae

Subtaxa: Clidiophora Foveadens Pandora

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (2: Nunavut, Ontario collections), Chile (1), Costa Rica (1), Greenland (3), Panama (1), United States (30: California, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), Chile (1), Japan (2), the Russian Federation (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (15: Alaska, California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Japan (2), the Netherlands (2), Panama (2), the Russian Federation (5), United States (22: Alaska, Florida, Maryland, Virginia)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (4: Alaska, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: Oregon, Washington)

Total: 114 collections including 125 occurrences

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