Lunarca ovalis Bruguiere 1789 (ark)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Alternative combinations: Anadara (Lunarca) ovalis, Anadara ovalis, Arca ovalis

Synonyms: Arca campechiensis Gmelin 1791, Arca pexata Say 1822

Belongs to Lunarca according to D. Massemin et al. 2009

See also da Silva Forti 1969, Hendy et al. 2008, Richards 1962 and Rosenberg 2005

Sister taxa: Anadara (Lunarca) kachharai, Lunarca arthurpennelli, Lunarca billingsiana, Lunarca bolivarensis, Lunarca brevifrons, Lunarca brightonensis, Lunarca colombiana, Lunarca costata, Lunarca melanoderma, Lunarca pennelli, Lunarca proletaria, Lunarca vespertina, Argina raddii, Argina puntabravoensis, Scapharca (Argina) tolepia

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (5 collections), Cuba (1), Panama (1), United States (54: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (2), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of United States (4: North Carolina), Venezuela (5)

• Miocene of Colombia (1)

Total: 74 collections each including a single occurrence

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