†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, Cope 1997, Nevesskaja 2009, Packard 1922, Scholz et al. 2008 and Vokes 1980

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

Subtaxa: Alytodonta Cucullaria Grammatodontinae Parallelodontinae Pichleria Pleurogrammatodon

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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 (3: Alabama, California)

• Paleocene of Argentina (51), Belgium (1), Germany (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (1), United States (6: New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1), Antarctica (6), Argentina (18), Australia (2), Canada (1: Alberta), China (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (3), France (5), Germany (2), India (1), Israel (10), Italy (2), Japan (42), Jordan (4), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (5), Mozambique (5), New Zealand (8), Poland (6), the Russian Federation (5), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (15), United States (242: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of Antarctica (1), Argentina (31), Canada (22: British Columbia, Yukon), Chile (39), China (7), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (5), France (71), Germany (66), Greenland (97), Hungary (1), India (117), Iran (1), Italy (8), Japan (8), Kenya (6), Luxembourg (2), Madagascar (10), Mexico (5), Morocco (2), New Zealand (14), Papua New Guinea (1), Poland (15), Portugal (34), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (13), Saudi Arabia (30), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Somalia (12), Spain (71), Switzerland (12), Tanzania (19), Thailand (3), Tunisia (14), the United Kingdom (39), United States (28: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming), Vietnam (1), Yemen (19)

• Triassic of Austria (5), Canada (3: British Columbia), China (17), Germany (5), Hungary (8), Iran (11), Israel (1), Italy (25), Japan (4), Myanmar (1), New Caledonia (2), New Zealand (2), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (4), Slovakia (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (8: Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, Utah)

• Permian of Afghanistan (1), Australia (43), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (32), Germany (1), Greece (6), Greenland (1), India (5), Italy (1), Japan (7), Lithuania (2), Malaysia (2), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (9), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (8), Singapore (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Tunisia (5), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (42), United States (31: Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Virgilian of United States (9: Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (6: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania)

• Westphalian of Spain (1)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (2), Australia (1), Brazil (1), China (2), the Czech Republic (1), Ireland (4), Mexico (2), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (17), United States (29: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia)

• Mississippian of United States (2: Alaska, California)

• Devonian of Australia (1), China (3), Germany (3), Poland (2), United States (51: Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

• Silurian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Ordovician of Bolivia (1), France (1), Ireland (1), Portugal (8), Spain (7), the United Kingdom (6)

• Arenig of France (1)

Total: 1784 collections including 2146 occurrences

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