Tellina (Moerella) Fischer 1887 (tellin clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Alternative spelling: Moerella

Parent taxon: Tellina according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Gardner 1943, Gardner 1947, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980 and Vredenburg 1928

Sister taxa: Tellina (Arcopagia) gabbi, Tellina (Cadella), Tellina (Cyclotellina), Tellina (Homalina), Tellina (Laciolina), Tellina (Macaliopsis), Tellina (Macomona), Tellina (Megangulus), Tellina (Miratellina), Tellina (Olcesia), Tellina (Oudardia), Tellina (Peronaea), Tellina (Phyllodina), Tellina (Pseudarcopagia) victoriae, Tellina (Scutarcopagia), Tellina (Scutocopagia), Tellina (Sinuosipagia), Tellina (Tellinella), Tellina actutangula, Tellina albinelloides, Tellina alisoensis, Tellina alta, Tellina aragonia, Tellina asperrima, Tellina australis, Tellina balaustina, Tellina barrandei, Tellina benedenii, Tellina bernayi, Tellina beyrichi, Tellina brimonti, Tellina buboana, Tellina bullula, Tellina burmeisteri, Tellina cainozoica, Tellina californica, Tellina capsoides, Tellina cherokeensis, Tellina clallamensis, Tellina collustrata, Tellina cossmanni, Tellina couvaensis, Tellina crooki, Tellina cumana, Tellina cupressensis, Tellina cynoglossula, Tellina distans, Tellina distorta, Tellina divaricata, Tellina domenginensis, Tellina donacilla, Tellina donacina, Tellina dowlingi, Tellina dunelmensis, Tellina edwardsi, Tellina egena, Tellina emacerata, Tellina equilateralis, Tellina eugenia, Tellina exarata, Tellina fabula, Tellina foliacea, Tellina geulemensis, Tellina gibber, Tellina hannibali, Tellina herndonensis, Tellina idonea, Tellina lata, Tellina leana, Tellina lilium, Tellina longicallus, Tellina luderitzi, Tellina madagascariensis, Tellina masinguiensis, Tellina masoni, Tellina maylandensis, Tellina merangiana, Tellina minima, Tellina molengraaffi, Tellina nitida, Tellina oldroydi, Tellina oregonensis, Tellina packardi, Tellina palatam, Tellina panamensis, Tellina patula, Tellina perrini, Tellina pilgrimi, Tellina pinguis, Tellina planata, Tellina pondicherriensis, Tellina porrecta, Tellina protostriatula, Tellina pulchella, Tellina pygmaea, Tellina radiata, Tellina ralphi, Tellina rastella, Tellina redmondii, Tellina remies, Tellina remondii, Tellina ruderata, Tellina rugosa, Tellina santana, Tellina scandula, Tellina segregata, Tellina serrata, Tellina sillimani, Tellina simiensis, Tellina soledadensis, Tellina songoensis, Tellina staurella, Tellina tallicheti, Tellina tehachapi, Tellina temperata, Tellina tenuis, Tellina transversa, Tellina trumani, Tellina truncata, Tellina vancouverensis, Tellina venezuelensis, Tellina verneuili, Tellina virginiana, Tellina williamsi, Tellina wilsoni, Tellina woodwardi

Subtaxa: Moerella (Scissula) Moerella calpix Moerella declivis Moerella dupliniana Moerella macilenta Moerella quasimacoma Moerella securiclata Moerella verdevilla Tellina (Moerella) acalypta Tellina (Moerella) acloneta Tellina (Moerella) acosmita Tellina (Moerella) agria Tellina (Moerella) aldrichi Tellina (Moerella) amianta Tellina (Moerella) carpenteri Tellina (Moerella) cloneta Tellina (Moerella) colomnbiana Tellina (Moerella) ctenota Tellina (Moerella) hypolispa Tellina (Moerella) indifferens Tellina (Moerella) paraguanensis Tellina (Moerella) petropolitana Tellina (Moerella) piesa Tellina (Moerella) quirosana Tellina (Moerella) subdonacialis Tellina (Moerella) subtrigona Tellina (Moerella) tabogensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cayman Islands (2 collections), Haiti (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Panama (2), the Philippines (1), Thailand (2), United States (29: Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Jamaica (2), Mexico (1), Panama (2), Trinidad and Tobago (7), United States (17: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3), Germany (2), Haiti (1), India (3), Trinidad and Tobago (8), United States (41: Florida, New Jersey, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (13)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (2: Oregon)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1), New Zealand (1), Spain (14), United States (18: Alabama, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas)

• Paleocene of China (2)

Total: 183 collections including 210 occurrences

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