Ensis directus Conrad 1844 (clam)

Bivalvia - Solenida - Pharidae

Alternative combination: Solen directus

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

See also Glenn 1904, Spencer and Campbell 1987 and Ward 1998

Sister taxa: Ensis ensiformis, Ensis macha, Ensis minor, Ensis myrae, Ensis nitidus, Ensis schmidti, Ensis tropicalis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador collection), United States (55: Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of United States (12: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (15: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 83 collections each including a single occurrence

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