†family Parallelodontidae Dall 1898 (clam)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Parallelodontidae

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

See also Anelli et al. 2006, Bouchet et al. 2010, Cope 1997, Hickman 2023, Nevesskaja 2009, Newell 1965, Packard 1922, Ros-Franch et al. 2014, Scholz et al. 2008 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Arcidae, Catamarcaiidae, Cucullaeidae, Frejidae, Glycymerididae, Noetiidae

Subtaxa: Alytodonta Bapristodia Cosmetodon Cucullaria Cucullopsis Grammatodontinae Kamenevus Macrodontella Parallelodontinae Pleurogrammatodon Porterius Spitionella

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection), Japan (2)

• Pliocene of Japan (4)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (5), Chile (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2), Australia (3)

• Eocene of Australia (6), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (7: Alabama, California, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Argentina (51), Belgium (1), Germany (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (1), United States (8: California, New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1), Antarctica (6), Argentina (18), Australia (2), Canada (2: Alberta, British Columbia), China (2), Colombia (1), Denmark (3), France (5), Germany (2), India (4), Israel (10), Italy (2), Japan (44), Jordan (4), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (6), Mozambique (6), New Zealand (8), Poland (6), the Russian Federation (6), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), the United Kingdom (15), United States (300: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Heterian of New Zealand (2)

• Temaikan of New Zealand (1)

• Jurassic of Antarctica (1), Argentina (32), Bulgaria (4), Canada (22: British Columbia, Yukon), Chile (43), China (8), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (5), France (73), Germany (70), Greenland (97), Hungary (1), India (117), Iran (1), Italy (9), Japan (8), Kenya (6), Luxembourg (2), Madagascar (12), Mexico (5), Morocco (2), New Zealand (12), Papua New Guinea (1), Poland (15), Portugal (50), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (13), Saudi Arabia (31), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Somalia (12), Spain (123), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (5), Sweden (1), Switzerland (13), Tanzania (19), Thailand (3), Tunisia (14), Turkey (3), the United Kingdom (83), United States (28: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Wyoming ), Vietnam (1), Yemen (19)

• Triassic of Austria (11), Bosnia and Herzegovina (3), Canada (3: British Columbia), Chile (2), China (19), Germany (7), Hungary (13), Indonesia (3), Iran (11), Israel (1), Italy (33), Japan (4), Malaysia (1), Myanmar (1), New Caledonia (2), New Zealand (4), Peru (3), Poland (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (4), Slovakia (2), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (9: Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, Utah)

• Permian of Afghanistan (1), Australia (43), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (32), Germany (1), Greece (6), Greenland (1), India (5), Indonesia (2), Italy (4), Japan (7), Lithuania (2), Malaysia (2), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (9), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (11), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), Tunisia (5), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (44), United States (31: Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (2), Australia (1), Belize (2), Brazil (3), Chile (1), China (3), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Ireland (4), Mexico (3), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (18), United States (65: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia)

• Devonian of Australia (1), China (3), Germany (3), Poland (2), United States (53: Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvannia)

• Silurian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Dobrotivian of France (1), Portugal (8), Spain (3)

• Arenig of France (1)

• Ordovician of Bolivia (1), China (3), Ireland (1), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (6)

• Paleozoic of Chile (1)

Total: 2089 collections including 2525 occurrences

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