Family Semelidae Stoliczka 1870 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Semelidae

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

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

Sister taxa: Donacidae, Icanotiidae, Psammobiidae, Quenstedtiidae, Solecurtidae, Sowerbyidae, Tancrediidae, Tellinidae, Unicardiopsidae

Subtaxa: Abra Cumingia Ervilia Erviliinae Leptomya Ligula Scrobiculariinae Semele Semelinae Theora

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Belgium (1), Brazil (2), Cayman Islands (3), Chile (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (2), France (2), French Polynesia (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Mexico (9), the Netherlands (5), Panama (3), Peru (1), Poland (6), Portugal (3), the Seychelles (1), South Africa (3), Spain (1), Thailand (3), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (16), United States (98: California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Belgium (5), Chile (2), Costa Rica (4), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (5), Iceland (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (5), Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), Panama (11), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (16), the United Kingdom (4), United States (32: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Austria (3), Belgium (10), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (2), Colombia (13), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (3), Denmark (2), the Dominican Republic (5), Ecuador (4), France (1), Georgia (1), Germany (26), Grenada (1), Haiti (1), Iran (3), Italy (4), Kazakhstan (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (99), Peru (1), Poland (6), Romania (6), Trinidad and Tobago (7), Ukraine (1), United States (66: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (5)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (5: Florida)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2), France (26), Panama (1), Puerto Rico (2), United States (52: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), Colombia (1), France (2), Panama (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (60: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Mexico (1), United States (11: Alabama, California, Texas)

Total: 733 collections including 1039 occurrences

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