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Temporal range: Cretaceous - Recent
Veneridae - Dosinia dunkeri.jpg
A whole shell of Dosinia dunkeri from Honduras, on display at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Family: Veneridae
Genus: Dosinia
Scopoli, 1777

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Dosinia is a genus of saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Veneridae, subfamily Dosiniinae Deshayes, 1853. The shell of Dosinia species is disc-like in shape, usually white, and therefore is reminiscent of the shells of Lucinid bivalves.

The genus is known from the Cretaceous to the Recent periods (age range: 99.7 to 0.0 million years ago). Fossils of species within this genus have been found all over the world.[1]


Dosinia coerulea
Dosinia exasperata
Dosinia lupinus lincta, the smooth artemis
Fossil shell of Dosinia orbicularis from Pliocene of Italy

Extant and extinct species within this genus include:[1][2]