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Callithaca Dall 1902 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Veneridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17426

Alternative spelling: Protothaca (Callithaca)

Synonym: Protocallithaca Nomura 1937 (taxon 18120)

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

Sister taxa: Antigona, Artena, Chione, Chioneryx, Chionista, Chionopsis, Circomphalus, Clausinella, Dosina, Dosiniini, Globivenus, Humilaria, Iliochione, Irusella, Kuia, Leukoma, Marama, Melosia, Mercenaria, Paphonotia, Periglypta, Tapetini, Tawera, Turia, Venerini, Venus, Anomalocardia, Bassina, Placamen, Nioche, Timoclea, Austrovenus, Lirophora

Subtaxa: Callithaca adamsi, Callithaca tenerrima

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Type: Tapes tenerrima

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder