Arctica islandica Linnaeus 1767 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Arcticidae

Alternative combinations: Arctica islandicus, Cyprina islandica, Venus islandicus

Belongs to Arctica according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Hendy 2007, Rosenberg 2005 and Woods 1850

Sister taxa: Arctica calabra, Arctica limpidiana, Arctica murrayensis, Arctica planata, Arctica provencialis, Arctica subanthooensis, Cyprina iddingsi, Cyprina escheri, Cyprina cuneata, Cyprina praerustica, Cyprina cordiformis, Cyprina cancriniana

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Iceland (6), Ireland (1), Italy (2), the Netherlands (1), Poland (6), the United Kingdom (7), United States (1: New York)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (8), Greenland (1), Iceland (19), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (5)

• Miocene of Belgium (2), Germany (1), India (2)

• Oligocene of Denmark (3), Hungary (3)

Total: 71 collections each including a single occurrence

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