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Chamelea Mörch 1853 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Veneridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17460

Alternative spellings: Chamalea, Chione (Chamelea), Dione (Chamelea)

Parent taxon: Veneridae according to S. Schneider et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Austrocardilanx, Callistinae, Callocardiinae, Clementina, Cockburnia, Cythereinae, Eurhomalea, Ezocallista, Fossacallista, Gemma, Gouldiinae, Macrocallista, Meretricinae, Paphiinae, Polititapes, Pullastra, Securella, Sinodia, Sunettinae, Transennella, Venerinae, Venerupis, Venidia, Xenoloupia

Subtaxa: Chamelea gallina, Chione (Chamelea) spada

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder