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Macrocallista maculata Linnaeus 1758 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Veneridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 161775

Alternative combinations: Callista (Callista) maculata, Callista maculata, Macrocallista (Chionella) maculata, Macrocallista (Macrocallista) maculata, Macrocallista (Paradione) maculata, Venus maculata

Synonym: Cytherea (Meretrix) dariena Conrad 1855 (taxon 161777)

Belongs to Macrocallista according to P. M. Mikkelsen and R. Bieler 2008

Sister taxa: Macrocallista (Macrocallista), Macrocallista (Megapitaria), Macrocallista arenophila, Macrocallista caryi, Macrocallista cavachana, Macrocallista cordata, Macrocallista densa, Macrocallista furlongi, Macrocallista greeni, Macrocallista inca, Macrocallista marylandica, Macrocallista meganosensis, Macrocallista minuscula, Macrocallista packi, Macrocallista pittsburgensis, Macrocallista rearensis, Macrocallista stantoni, Macrocallista tia, Macrocallista traftoni, Macrocallista williamsoni

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder