Family Sportellidae Dall 1899 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Sportellidae

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

See also Beu et al. 1990, Dockery 1982, Glenn 1904, Nevesskaja 2009, Rosenberg 2005, Vokes 1980 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Basterotiidae, Cyamiidae, Galatheavalvidae, Neoleptonidae, Perrierinidae

Subtaxa: Anisodonta Basterotia Ensitellops Fabella Hindsiella Isoconcha Sportella

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), Japan (4), United States (22: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1), United States (6: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Austria (1), Colombia (2), France (1), Germany (1), the Netherlands (2), United States (27: Florida, New Jersey)

• Oligocene of United States (10: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Saudi Arabia (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (6: Alabama, Texas)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), United States (6: Alabama, Texas)

• Cretaceous of United States (2: South Dakota)

• Permian of Pakistan (1)

Total: 104 collections including 136 occurrences

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