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Leukoma Römer 1857 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Veneridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 90372

Alternative spelling: Protothaca (Leukoma)

Synonyms: Ameghinomya Ihering 1907 (no. 99931), Antinioche Olsson 1961 (no. 17346), Chione (Ameghinomya) Ihering 1907 (no. 17323), Colonche Olsson 1961 (no. 333121), Nioche (Antinioche) Olsson 1961 (no. 162138), Notochione Hertlein and Strong 1948 (no. 17982), Protothaca Dall 1902 (no. 18123), Protothaca (Antinioche) Olsson 1961 (no. 90371), Protothaca (Notochione) Hertlein and Strong 1948 (no. 90374), Protothaca (Tropithaca) Olsson 1961 (no. 90376), Tropithaca Olsson 1961 (no. 90375)

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

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

Subtaxa: Ameghinomya antiqua, Ameghinomya coquandi, Ameghinomya meridonalis, Leukoma asperrima, Leukoma beili, Leukoma columbiensis, Leukoma dolicha, Leukoma ecuadoriana, Leukoma grata, Leukoma histrionica, Leukoma lacinata, Leukoma metodon, Leukoma pertincta, Leukoma staminea, Leukoma thaca, Protothaca (Protothaca), Protothaca (Tropithaca) seymourensis, Protothaca staleyi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder