Dosinia (Dosinia) Scopoli 1777 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Parent taxon: Dosinia according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Kensley and Pether 1986, Oostingh 1935 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Dosinia (Asa), Dosinia (Austrodosinia), Dosinia (Dosinella), Dosinia (Dosinobia), Dosinia (Kakahuia), Dosinia (Kaneharaia), Dosinia (Kereia), Dosinia (Phacosoma), Dosinia (Raina), Dosinia acetabulum, Dosinia africana, Dosinia bunkeri, Dosinia burckhardti, Dosinia caerulea, Dosinia castigata, Dosinia chipolana, Dosinia coloradoensis, Dosinia discus, Dosinia dunkeri, Dosinia excisa, Dosinia exoleta, Dosinia falconensis, Dosinia histrio, Dosinia imparistriata, Dosinia kaspiewi, Dosinia lawsoni, Dosinia lechuzaensis, Dosinia lupina, Dosinia margaritana, Dosinia mastrichtiensis, Dosinia mercenaroidea, Dosinia meridonalis, Dosinia milthoidea, Dosinia nomurai, Dosinia orbicularis, Dosinia protojuvenilis, Dosinia pseudoargus, Dosinia santana, Dosinia scalaris, Dosinia sculpta, Dosinia semiobliterata, Dosinia tugaruana, Dosinia (Dosinidia) dalli, Dosinidia palmerae, Dosinia (Dosinidia) elegans, Artemis lentiformis, Artemis orbignyi, Dosinia (Artemis) tenuis, Artemis lincta, Artemis lenticularis

Subtaxa: Dosinia (Dosinia) boettgeri Dosinia (Dosinia) concentrica Dosinia (Dosinia) delicatissima Dosinia (Dosinia) liogona Dosinia (Dosinia) multilamellata Dosinia (Dosinia) peralta Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa Dosinia (Dosinia) radiata Dosinia (Dosinia) semilaevis Dosinia (Dosinia) sicarisinus Dosinia (Dosinia) whitneyi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (2 collections), Ecuador (1), Egypt (3), Mexico (8), Pakistan (1), Peru (1), South Africa (1), United States (3: California), Venezuela (2)

• Pliocene of Chile (2), Costa Rica (2), Ecuador (5), Indonesia (6), Mexico (4), Pakistan (3), Peru (3), South Africa (2), Trinidad and Tobago (6), Venezuela (8)

• Miocene of Argentina (12), Brazil (7), Chile (4), Colombia (12), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (4), India (2), Indonesia (4), Pakistan (2), Panama (36), Peru (6), Trinidad and Tobago (9), United States (8: California, Florida, Oregon), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1), Panama (1), United States (6: California, Washington)

• Eocene of Australia (2)

Total: 181 collections including 190 occurrences

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