Kuphus Guettard 1770 (clam)

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Teredinidae

Alternative spelling: Cyphus

Synonyms: Clossonnaria Ferussac 1821, Furcella Lamarck 1801, Succinodon Huene 1941

Parent taxon: Kuphinae according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Collignon and Cottreau 1927, Huene 1941, Pozaryska and Pugaczewska 1981, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Steel 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Vokes 1972 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Kuphus fistula Kuphus incrassatus Kuphus polythalamia Succinodon putzeri

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Type: Serpula polythalamia

Ecology: passively mobile boring herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Venezuela (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (4), Japan (1), Panama (1), United States (12: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Alabama)

• Miocene of Grenada (2), India (1), Indonesia (3), Jamaica (3), Madagascar (7), Panama (11), Puerto Rico (4), Somalia (11), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (21: Florida, Maryland, Virginia)

• Oligocene of India (2), Iran (5), Jamaica (4), Mexico (4), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Puerto Rico (9), Somalia (7), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (14: Florida, Mississippi, Texas)

• Eocene of Somalia (4)

Total: 138 collections each including a single occurrence

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