Mya (Mya) Linnaeus 1758 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Parent taxon: Mya according to Linnaeus 1758

See also Kafanov and Ogasawara 2003

Sister taxa: Mya (Arenomya), Mya (Geramya), Mya convexa, Mya cuneiformis, Mya dickersoni, Mya dilata, Mya ezoensis, Mya ilyinensis, Mya kovatschensis, Mya majanatschensis, Mya producta, Mya pseudoarenaria, Mya sachalinensis, Mya salmonensis, Mya schweinfurthi, Mya simplex, Mya tigilensis, Mya virgo, Mya wilsoni

Subtaxa: Mya (Mya) ochotica Mya (Mya) priapus Mya (Mya) truncata

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Canada (50: British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Quebec), Greenland (43), Iceland (3), Ireland (1), Poland (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (18: Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), Greenland (1), the Russian Federation (3), the United Kingdom (3), United States (3: California, Oregon)

• Miocene of Japan (1), the Russian Federation (6), United States (14: Alaska, California)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Alaska)

• Oligocene of United States (4: Alaska)

• Eocene of Japan (1)

Total: 166 collections including 167 occurrences

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