Cardita alata Tate 1886 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative combination: Mytilicardia alata

Full reference: R. Tate. 1886. The lamellibranchs of the Older Tertiary of Australia (part 1). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 8:96-158

Belongs to Cardita according to T. A. Darragh 1970

See also Tate 1886

Sister taxa: Cardita (Actinobolus), Cardita (Bryssomera), Cardita (Cardita), Cardita analis, Cardita aoteana, Cardita arduini, Cardita austriaca, Cardita belviderensis, Cardita beneckei, Cardita berjadinensis, Cardita caribbeanensis, Cardita chamaeformis, Cardita compta, Cardita corbis, Cardita cordellai, Cardita costaeirregularis, Cardita costaenodulosis, Cardita crassicosta, Cardita cuneata, Cardita decusata, Cardita delicatula, Cardita dupini, Cardita excrescens, Cardita guembeli, Cardita jenkinsi, Cardita kalimnae, Cardita katsumatai, Cardita kondoi, Cardita manteia, Cardita marmorea, Cardita marwicki, Cardita minuta, Cardita multiradiata, Cardita muricata, Cardita murrayana, Cardita nicaisei, Cardita northcrofti, Cardita orbicularis, Cardita orbicularis, Cardita pichleri, Cardita platycostata, Cardita preissii, Cardita protracta, Cardita pusilla, Cardita reginae, Cardita sandiegoensis, Cardita scalaris, Cardita senilis, Cardita shepardi, Cardita solida, Cardita spinosa, Cardita spinulosa, Cardita striata, Cardita tricolor, Cardita trigonalis, Cardita triparticostata, Cardita unica, Cardita variabilis, Cardita variegata, Cardita viligensis, Carditia excavata

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Adelaide Bore, Kent Town - Tortachilla Limestone (Eocene of Australia)

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