†superfamily Pteriacea Gray 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pteriacea

Parent taxon: Pteriomorphia according to L. Lin et al. 2007

See also Dockery 1982, Glenn 1904, Newell 1965, Ride et al. 1999, Squires 1984 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Mytilomorphi, Ostreomorphi, Prionodonta, Pterioida, Rutotia

Subtaxa: Lunulicardiidae Melinidae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Argentina (2 collections), Chile (7)

• Triassic of Italy (2), United States (1: Oregon)

• Permian of Nepal (1)

• Carboniferous of Australia (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Devonian of United States (13: New York), Venezuela (1)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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