Mactroidea

Toheroa Amphidesma ventricosum, from McLintock (1966).


Belongs within: Neoheterodontei.
Contains: Mactra, Mesodesmatidae, Lutrarinae.

The Mactroidea are a group of infaunal bivalves first recorded from the Upper Cretaceous. Members of the family Mactridae have the siphons united to their tips whereas they are more or less separated in the Amphidesmatidae. The shell of Mactridae is often slightly or widely gaping. The cosmopolitan genus Spisula, however, lacks a gape in the shell; shells of this genus are trigonal to ovate and concentrically striate.

Mactroidea [Mactracea]
    |--Amphidesma Lamarck 1818 P98, P61 [Amphidesmatidae P61]
    |    |  i. s.: A. angusta M54
    |    |         A. corrugatum [incl. Amphidesma proximum, Semele proxima] C64
    |    |         A. crassiformis M. & M. 1920 F27
    |    |         A. ellipticum C64
    |    |         A. pliocenica Oliver 1923 F27
    |    |         A. striosum C64
    |    |         A. ventricosum C64
    |    |--A. (Paphies Lesson 1830) P61
    |    |    `--A. (*P.) australe (Gmelin 1791) P61 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |         |--A. a. australe P61
    |    |         `--A. a aucklandicum (von Martens 1879) P61 [=Paphies australis aucklandica F27]
    |    `--A. (Taria Adams 1858) P61
    |         |--A. (T.) subtriangulatum (Wood 1828) P61 (see below for synonymy)
    |         |--A. (T.) forsterianum Finlay 1927 P61
    |         `--A. (T.) ventricosum (Gray 1843) P61 [=Mesodesma ventricosum F27, Paphies ventricosa HS01]
    `--Mactridae P61
         |  i. s.: Tanysiphon G88
         |         Rangia cuneata G88
         |         Standella C96
         |           |--S. californica C64
         |           |--S. falcata C64
         |           |--S. fragilis C64
         |           |--S. nasuta C64
         |           |--S. nicobarica (Gmelin 1791) [=Mactra nicobarica] H09
         |           `--S. planulata C64
         |         Oxyperas C96
         |         Longimactra Finlay 1928 P61
         |           `--*L. elongata (Quoy & Gaimard 1835) [=Mactra elongata] P61
         |         Maorimactra Finlay 1928 P61
         |           `--*M. oridinaria (Smith 1898) [=Mactra ordinaria] P61
         |         Scalpomactra Finlay 1928 P61
         |           `--*S. scalpellum (Reeve 1854) [=Mactra scalpellum] P61
         |         Resania Gray 1852 P61
         |           `--*R. lanceolata Gray 1852 P61
         |         Cyclomactra Dall 1895 P61
         |           |--*C. tristis (Reeve 1854) [=Mactra tristis; incl. C. rudis] P61
         |           `--C. ovata (Gray 1843) P61
         |         Zenatia Gray 1853 P61
         |           |--*Z. zelandica P61
         |           `--Z. acinaces (Quoy & Gaimard 1835) P61
         |         Mulinia LS80
         |           |--M. angulata C64
         |           |--M. carinulata [incl. Mactra modesta Sloat ms] C64
         |           |--M. congesta LS80
         |           |--M. densata C64
         |           |--M. lateralis LS80
         |           `--M. notata H79
         |         Sarmatimactra JB12
         |         Raeta Gray 1853 JB12, F27
         |           |--R. canaliculata F27
         |           |--R. pellicula (Reeve 1853) XZ10
         |           |--R. perspicua F27
         |           |--R. pulchella GAS03
         |           |--R. tenuiplicata Bartrum 1919 F27
         |           `--R. undulata C64
         |         Nelltia elliptica (Whitfield 1891) SB93
         |--Mactra TW07
         `--+--Meropesta nicobarica (Gmelin 1791) TW07
            `--+--Mesodesmatidae TW07
               `--+--Lutrarinae TW07
                  `--Spisula TW07
                       |  i. s.: S. elliptica M62
                       |         S. parva (Petit 1853) [=Gnathodon parva] H09
                       |         S. planulata B56
                       |         S. sachalinensis L10
                       |         S. solida (Linnaeus 1758) TW07
                       |         S. solidissima (Dillwyn 1817) F77
                       |         S. spisula PC11
                       |         S. subtruncata GW02
                       |         S. trigonella (Lamarck 1818) HJ08
                       `--S. (Crassula Marwick 1948) P61
                            `--S. (*C.) aequilateralis (Deshayes 1854) [=Mactra aequilateralis] P61

Amphidesma (Taria) subtriangulatum (Wood 1828) P61 [=Mesodesma subtriangulatum F27, Paphies subtriangulata HS01; incl. Amphidesma gaymardi F27, Mesodesma latum P61, A. (*Taria) latum P61, F27, A. quoyi F27, A. spissa F27]

Amphidesma (Paphies) australe (Gmelin 1791) P61 [=Mya australis P61, Mesodesma australe F27, Paphies australis F27, A. novaezelandiae F27]

*Type species of generic name indicated

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