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Superfamily Mactroidea Lamarck 1809 (clam)

Bivalvia - Veneroidei

PaleoDB taxon number: 90865

Alternative spelling: Mactracea

Parent taxon: Veneroitei according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Arcticoidea, Chamoidea, Cyrenoidea, Gaimardioidea, Glossoidea, Hemidonacoidea, Ungulinoidea, Veneroidea

Subtaxa: Anatinellidae, Cardiliidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder