Mercenaria druidi Ward 1992 (quahog)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Synonym: Venus (Mercenaria) berryi Gardner 1943 [replaced name]

Full reference: L. W. Ward. 1992. Molluscan biostratigraphy of the Miocene Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain of North America. Virginia Museum of Natural History 2

Belongs to Mercenaria according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Gardner 1943

Sister taxa: Mercenaria blakei, Mercenaria campechiensis, Mercenaria capax, Mercenaria cuneata, Mercenaria ducatelli, Mercenaria erecta, Mercenaria gardnerae, Mercenaria langdoni, Mercenaria mercenaria, Mercenaria nannodes, Mercenaria permagna, Mercenaria plena, Mercenaria prodroma, Mercenaria tetrica, Mercenaria violacea, Mclellania aenigma

Type specimens:

  • Mercenaria druidi: USNM 325574, a shell
  • Venus (Mercenaria) berryi: USNM 325574, a shell.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of Haiti (1), United States (9: North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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