Astarte elliptica Brown 1827 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

Alternative combinations: Crassina elliptica, Tridonta elliptica

Belongs to Astarte according to E. V. Coan et al. 2000

See also Hendy et al. 2008, Rosenberg 2005 and Woods 1850

Sister taxa: Astarte (Ashtarotha), Astarte (Astarte), Astarte (Digitariopsis), Astarte (Eriphylopsis), Astarte (Goodallia), Astarte (Neocrassina), Astarte (Trautscholdia), Astarte (Tridonta), Astarte adkinsi, Astarte altissima, Astarte amygdaloides, Astarte arctica, Astarte bayi, Astarte biplicata, Astarte borealis, Astarte brumpti, Astarte calvertensis, Astarte castanea, Astarte castrana, Astarte claytonrayi, Astarte cobhamensis, Astarte compacta, Astarte compressa, Astarte consobrina, Astarte coxi, Astarte crebricostata, Astarte crebrilirata, Astarte crenata, Astarte cuneiformis, Astarte dancalensis, Astarte digitaria, Astarte distans, Astarte durangensis, Astarte excavata, Astarte excurrens, Astarte gracilis, Astarte hartzi, Astarte heriensis, Astarte huralensis, Astarte ignekensis, Astarte incerta, Astarte incrassata, Astarte jugosa, Astarte marylandica, Astarte mathewsonii, Astarte meeki, Astarte menthifontis, Astarte minima, Astarte minor, Astarte minutissima, Astarte monroensis, Astarte montagui, Astarte mundorffi, Astarte mutabilis, Astarte neuseana, Astarte obovata, Astarte obruta, Astarte onslowensis, Astarte oolitharum, Astarte parva, Astarte parvula, Astarte perplana, Astarte persipulla, Astarte pisiformis, Astarte planilamella, Astarte planissima, Astarte portana, Astarte protracta, Astarte pygmaea, Astarte rappahannockensis, Astarte saemanni, Astarte scotica, Astarte sergipensis, Astarte similis, Astarte spitiensis, Astarte squamula, Astarte stefanini, Astarte subvoltzii, Astarte sulcata, Astarte sulcata, Astarte symmetrica, Astarte tecticosta, Astarte tellinoides, Astarte thisphila, Astarte thomasii, Astarte thompsonii, Astarte triangularis, Astarte triangulata, Astarte triangulatoides, Astarte triasina, Astarte undata, Astarte unglina, Astarte vernicosa, Astarte wandeli, Astarte wiltoni

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (2: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia collections), Greenland (7), Ireland (1), the Netherlands (2), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (5: Maine, New York)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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