Family Solemyidae Adams and Adams 1857 (Awning Clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Solemyidae

Synonym: Solemyacidae H. Adams and Adams 1857

Parent taxon: Solemyoidea according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Carter et al. 2011, Coan et al. 2000, Fang 2006, Huber 2010, Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008, Nevesskaja 2009, Olsson 1931, Parker 1982, Spencer et al. 2004 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Clinopisthidae, Ctenodontidae, Ovatoconchidae

Subtaxa: Acharax Janacekiiinae Janeia Solemya Solemyinae Trachyaspis turbulensis Vorkutella Zesolemya

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Virginia collection)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Italy (2), Japan (3), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Cuba (1), Italy (1), Japan (6), Pakistan (1), the Russian Federation (4), Slovakia (2), United States (2: Oregon)

• Oligocene to Miocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of Ecuador (2), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (3), United States (5: Alaska, Washington)

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

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), the Russian Federation (3), United States (10: Alabama, California, Georgia, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington)

• Paleocene of Australia (1), Belgium (2), Greenland (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (13: Texas)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (4), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Greenland (5), Japan (9), New Zealand (6), the Russian Federation (3), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), Turkey (1), United States (34: Alabama, Arizona, California, New Mexico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of Germany (1), Greenland (2), Japan (4), New Zealand (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Argentina (2), China (1), Hungary (3), Madagascar (1), United States (1: Alaska)

• Permian of Australia (2), China (16), Germany (1), Lithuania (1), Oman (2), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (18), the United Kingdom (10), United States (9: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (4: Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio)

• Desmoinesian of United States (8: Missouri)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Virginia)

• Osagean of United States (1: Virginia)

• Carboniferous of China (1), Germany (1), India (1), United States (7: Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, New mexico, Ohio)

• Devonian of Australia (3), Brazil (19), Canada (2: New Brunswick, Nunavut), South Africa (6), United States (1: Virginia)

• Silurian of Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 278 collections including 299 occurrences

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