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Subfamily Gouldiinae Stewart 1930 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Veneridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 333188

Alternative spellings: Gouldiidae, Gouldiini

Synonyms: Circinae Dall 1896 (no. 59724), Gafrariidae Korobkov 1954 (no. 105387), Gafrariinae Korobkov 1954 (no. 122383)

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

Sister taxa: Anofia, Austrocardilanx, Callistinae, Callocardiinae, Chamelea, Chionidae, Clementina, Cockburnia, Cythereinae, Eurhomalea, Ezocallista, Fossacallista, Frigichione, Gemma, Macrocallista, Meretricinae, Paleomarcia, Paphiinae, Pitaria, Polititapes, Pullastra, Securella, Sinodia, Sunettinae, Transennella, Venerinae, Venerupis, Venidia, Xenoloupia, Cooperella

Subtaxa: Circe, Gafrarium, Gouldia, Gouldiina

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder