Chione cancellata, photographed by Edward T. Babinski.

Belongs within: Veneridae.

Chione is a genus of venerid bivalves found in the Americas and the South Pacific, with the earliest records from the Oligocene (Cox et al. 1969).

Characters (from Cox et al. 1969): Cordate; lunule and escutcheon mostly well-defined; concentric sculpture strong, frilled in some forms.

<==Chione Megerle 1811 M27
    |--*C. cancellata M27
    |--C. californiensis M27
    |--C. (Timoclea) concinna Viader 1951 L96
    |--C. costellifera (Adams 1850) [=Venus costellifera] H09
    |--C. dysera F66
    |--C. fluctifraga M27
    |--C. gayi M27
    |--C. halli Pritchard 1895 F27
    |--C. infans Smith 1885 H09
    |--C. latilirata GS79
    |--C. marica (Linnaeus 1758) [=Venus marica] H09
    |--C. martini Finlay 1927 [=Venus pulcherrima Martin 1883 non Deshayes 1860] H09
    |--C. nuttalli M27
    |--C. phoenicopterus (Romer 1869) [=Caryatis phoenicopterus] H09
    |--C. recognita (Smith 1885) [=Venus recognita] H09
    |--C. regularis (Smith 1885) [=Cytherea regularis] H09
    |--C. roberti Pritchard 1906 [=C. halli Tate 1900 non Pritchard 1895] F27
    |--C. scabra (Hanley 1845) [=Venus scabra] H09
    |--C. semperi Dunker 1871 H09
    |--C. similicentrifuga Viader 1951 L96
    |--C. subnodulosa (Hanley 1845) [=Venus subnodulosa] H09
    |--C. torresica Reeve 1863 H09
    `--C. undulosa (Lamarck 1819) [=Venus undulosa] H09

Nomen nudum: Chione multitaeniata Tate 1893 F27

*Type species of generic name indicated


Cox, L. R., N. D. Newell et al. 1969. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt N. Bivalvia vol. 2. The Geological Society of America, Inc. and The University of Kansas.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488-533.

[F66] Fraser, L. 1866. Communication of a list of mollusks collected by R. Swinhoe, Esq., in Formosa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 146.

[GS79] Gore, R. H., & L. E. Scotto. 1979. Crabs of the family Parthenopidae (Crustacea Brachyura: Oxyrhyncha) with notes on specimens from the Indian River region of Florida. Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 3 (6): 1-98.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[L96] Loch, I. 1996. Notice: R. Viader collection. Molluscan Research 17: 110.

[M27] Marwick, J. 1927. The Veneridae of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 567-636.

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