Lirophora (Lirophora) Conrad 1863 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

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

See also Perrilliat 1992 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Chione (Lirophora) agraria, Chione (Lirophora) hendersonii, Chione (Lirophora) latilaminosa, Lirophora (Panchione), Lirophora dalli, Lirophora holocyma, Lirophora hotelensis, Lirophora mariae, Lirophora parkeria, Lirophora vredenburgi

Subtaxa: Lirophora (Lirophora) alveata Lirophora (Lirophora) carlottae Lirophora (Lirophora) cartagenensis Lirophora (Lirophora) ceramota Lirophora (Lirophora) chiriquiensis Lirophora (Lirophora) falconensis Lirophora (Lirophora) grzybowski Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata Lirophora (Lirophora) paphia Lirophora (Lirophora) perduensis Lirophora (Lirophora) quirosensis Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis Lirophora (Lirophora) trimeris Lirophora (Lirophora) usiacurina Lirophora (Lirophora) victoria

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Cayman Islands (3), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (3), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1), United States (14: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (3), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Jamaica (3), Mexico (2), Panama (2), United States (15: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (3), Colombia (10), Ecuador (2), Mexico (5), Panama (35), Peru (2), United States (28: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (5)

• Oligocene of United States (14: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 170 collections including 178 occurrences

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