Dosinia (Dosinidia) elegans Conrad 1838 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Alternative combinations: Artemis elegans, Dosinia elegans

Belongs to Dosinia (Dosinidia) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Gardner 1943

Sister taxa: Dosinia (Asa), Dosinia (Austrodosinia), Dosinia (Dosinella), Dosinia (Dosinia), Dosinia (Dosinobia), Dosinia (Dosinorbis), Dosinia (Kakahuia), Dosinia (Kaneharaia), Dosinia (Kereia), Dosinia (Phacosoma), Dosinia (Raina), Dosinia acetabulum, Dosinia africana, Dosinia alta, Dosinia burckhardti, Dosinia caerulea, Dosinia castigata, Dosinia chipolana, Dosinia coloradoensis, Dosinia conradi, Dosinia discus, Dosinia dunkeri, Dosinia excisa, Dosinia exoleta, Dosinia falconensis, Dosinia histrio, Dosinia imparistriata, Dosinia jacalitosana, Dosinia kaspiewi, Dosinia lawsoni, Dosinia lechuzaensis, Dosinia longula, Dosinia lupina, Dosinia mastrichtiensis, Dosinia mercenaroidea, Dosinia meridonalis, Dosinia morani, Dosinia nomurai, Dosinia orbicularis, Dosinia pertenuis, Dosinia ponderosa, Dosinia protojuvenilis, Dosinia pseudoargus, Dosinia santana, Dosinia scalaris, Dosinia sculpta, Dosinia semiobliterata, Dosinia tugaruana, Artemis lentiformis, Artemis lenticularis, Dosinia (Artemis) tenuis, Artemis orbignyi, Artemis lincta, Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana, Dosinia (Dosinidia) dalli, Dosinidia palmerae

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Haiti (1 collection), United States (24: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (4: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Venezuela (7)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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