Artena Conrad 1870 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative spelling: Antigona (Artena)

Parent taxon: Venerinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Kellum 1926, Olsson 1931 and Rivera 1957

Sister taxa: Antigona, Callithaca, Chione, Chioneryx, Chionista, Chionopsis, Circomphalus, Clausinella, Dosina, Dosiniini, Globivenus, Humilaria, Iliochione, Irusella, Kuia, Leukoma, Marama, Melosia, Mercenaria, Paphonotia, Periglypta, Proxichione, Tapetini, Tawera, Turia, Venerini, Venus, Anomalocardia, Bassina, Placamen, Nioche, Timoclea, Austrovenus, Lirophora, Mclelannia

Subtaxa: Antigona (Artena) inca

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Florida, South Carolina collections)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (11: Florida)

• Eocene of Peru (2)

Total: 15 collections including 18 occurrences

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