Globivenus rigida Dillwyn 1817 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Cytherea (Ventricola) rigida, Ventricolaria rigida, Venus rigida

Synonyms: Antigona rugosa Gmelin 1792, Venus rugosa Gmelin 1792

Belongs to Globivenus according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Coan et al. 2000, Hendy et al. 2008, Olsson 1922, Rosenberg 2005 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Globivenus callimorpha, Globivenus effosa, Globivenus fordii, Globivenus isocardia, Globivenus magdalenae, Globivenus rugatina, Ventricolaria blandiana, Ventricolaria harrisiana

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Haiti (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Venezuela (4)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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