Mya (Mya) truncata Linnaeus 1758 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Alternative combination: Mya truncata

Belongs to Mya (Mya) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Kafanov et al. 2001, Kafanov et al. 2005 and Marincovich 1988

Sister taxa: Mya (Mya) ochotica, Mya (Mya) priapus

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 (3), United States (14: Alaska, California)

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

• Oligocene of United States (4: Alaska)

• Eocene of Japan (1)

Total: 163 collections each including a single occurrence

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