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Leukoma staminea Conrad 1837 (venus clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei - Veneridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 249453

Alternative combinations: Paphia staminea, Protothaca (Protothaca) staminea, Protothaca staminea, Venerupis staminea, Venus staminea

Synonyms: Chione ruderata Deshayes 1853 (no. 167985), Protothaca ruderata Deshayes 1853 (no. 167986)

Belongs to Leukoma according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

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

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder