Cryptomya californica Conrad 1837 (softshell clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Alternative combination: Sphaenia californica

Synonym: Cryptomya oregonensis Dall 1909

Belongs to Cryptomya according to E. V. Coan et al. 2000

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (7 collections), Peru (4), United States (11: California, Washington)

• Pliocene of United States (7: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (19: California)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (2), United States (7: California)

Total: 57 collections each including a single occurrence

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