Mulinia lateralis Say 1822 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae

Alternative combination: Mactra lateralis

Belongs to Mulinia according to R. S. Spencer and L.D. Campbell 1987

See also Holmes 1860, Olsson 1922 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Mulinia alta, Mulinia chilota, Mulinia cleryana, Mulinia coloradoensis, Mulinia congesta, Mulinia edulis, Mulinia landesi, Mulinia milesii, Mulinia pallida, Mulinia undulifera

Subtaxa: Mulinia lateralis sauryensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (105: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), United States (6: Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia)

• Miocene of Colombia (2), Panama (5), United States (5: New Jersey)

Total: 124 collections each including a single occurrence

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