Family Tindariidae Verrill and Bush 1897 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Tindariidae

Authorship attributed to Sanders and Allen (1977) in Coan et al. (2000).

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

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Coan et al. 2000, Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008, Nevesskaja 2009, Spencer et al. 2004 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Cadomiidae, Cucullellidae, Pseudocyrtodontidae, Strabidae

Subtaxa: Neilonellidae Tindaria Tindariinae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Jamaica (2 collections), Japan (4)

• Miocene of New Zealand (2), the Russian Federation (7)

• Oligocene to Miocene of the Russian Federation (2)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (2)

• Eocene of Japan (1), New Zealand (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Cretaceous of Chile (1), Denmark (2), Germany (2), Jordan (1), Libya (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1)

• Triassic of China (18), Greenland (4), Hungary (82), Italy (153), Japan (8), the Russian Federation (4), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), United States (53: Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 358 collections including 377 occurrences

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