Superfamily Glossoidea Gray 1847 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida

Alternative spelling: Glossacea

Parent taxon: Veneroitei according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Coan et al. 2000, Nevesskaja 2009, Vokes 1980 and Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Arcticoidea, Chamoidea, Cyrenoidea, Gaimardioidea, Hemidonacoidea, Mactroidea, Ungulinoidea, Veneroidea

Subtaxa: Glossidae Kelliellidae Vesicomyidae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection), Japan (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (4), India (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (3), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), Panama (4), the United Kingdom (4), United States (8: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Austria (5), Belgium (10), Bulgaria (2), Denmark (2), Ecuador (4), Germany (37), Grenada (2), Haiti (2), Indonesia (2), Iran (3), Italy (5), Japan (2), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (2), Panama (25), Poland (6), Slovakia (5), United States (51: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia), Vanuatu (1)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Denmark (4), France (4), Hungary (2), Peru (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (18: Alaska, Mississippi, Washington)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Belgium (2), Colombia (1), France (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), the United Kingdom (6), United States (70: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of China (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (3), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Sweden (1), United States (15: Alabama, New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (5), Chile (2), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (15), France (4), Germany (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Switzerland (6), Tanzania (1), the United Arab Emirates (2), United States (45: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

• Jurassic of Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Yukon), Chile (7), Ethiopia (1), France (4), Poland (1)

• Silurian of Algeria (1)

Total: 441 collections including 516 occurrences

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