Clementia (Clementia) Gray 1842 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Clementia according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Oostingh 1935, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Perrilliat 1992, Perrilliat 1994 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Clementia (Egesta), Clementia fischeri

Subtaxa: Clementia (Clementia) dariena Clementia (Clementia) deshayesi Clementia (Clementia) inoceriformis Clementia (Clementia) papyracea Clementia (Clementia) parinensis Clementia (Clementia) protopapyracea Clementia (Clementia) restinensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), Eritrea (2), Japan (2), Kenya (2), Pakistan (1), Yemen (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), India (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (4), Pakistan (4), the Philippines (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (6), Colombia (20), Ecuador (6), India (4), Indonesia (4), Iran (2), Japan (1), Mexico (6), Pakistan (6), Panama (50), Peru (5), the Philippines (1), Somalia (5), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (12: Florida, Maryland, New Jersey), Venezuela (17)

• Oligocene of Pakistan (2), Panama (1), Puerto Rico (8), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of the Netherlands Antilles (1), Peru (5), the United Kingdom (2), Venezuela (4)

Total: 199 collections including 202 occurrences

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