Venericor planicosta Lamarck 1801 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative combinations: Cardita planicosta, Cardita planicostata, Megacardita (Venericor) planicosta, Venericardia (Megacardita) planicosta, Venericardia planicosta, Venericardia planicostata

Belongs to Venericor according to L. R. Le Renard 1994

See also Anderson 1928, Clark 1895, Cossmann and Pissarro 1904, Dall 1903, Glibert 1985, Harris 1919, Heilprin 1879, Maury 1912 and Newton 1922

Sister taxa: Megacardita (Venericor) aragonia, Megacardita (Venericor) vallecitosensis, Venericardia (Venericor) agustoscrobis, Venericardia (Venericor) apodensata, Venericardia (Venericor) aposmithii, Venericardia (Venericor) ascia, Venericardia (Venericor) austroplata, Venericardia (Venericor) bashiplata, Venericardia (Venericor) cacamai, Venericardia (Venericor) claiboplata, Venericardia (Venericor) clavidens, Venericardia (Venericor) claviger, Venericardia (Venericor) cookei, Venericardia (Venericor) densata, Venericardia (Venericor) diga, Venericardia (Venericor) francescae, Venericardia (Venericor) hatcheplata, Venericardia (Venericor) horatiana, Venericardia (Venericor) jewelli, Venericardia (Venericor) kilmacodes, Venericardia (Venericor) labreansis, Venericardia (Venericor) mediaplata, Venericardia (Venericor) mingoensis, Venericardia (Venericor) nanaplata, Venericardia (Venericor) negritensis, Venericardia (Venericor) nipponica, Venericardia (Venericor) pacifica, Venericardia (Venericor) parinensis, Venericardia (Venericor) peruviana, Venericardia (Venericor) pilsbryi, Venericardia (Venericor) potapacoensis, Venericardia (Venericor) regia, Venericardia (Venericor) restinensis, Venericardia (Venericor) samanensis, Venericardia (Venericor) smithii, Venericardia (Venericor) stewarti, Venericardia (Venericor) subnipponica, Venericardia (Venericor) tonosiensis, Venericardia (Venericor) venturensis, Venericardia (Venericor) zapatai, Venericor abasolensis, Venericor austroplata, Venericor brongniartii

Subtaxa: Venericardia planicosta venturensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (3 collections), France (2), Mexico (1), Nigeria (2), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (24: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (3: Alabama, California, Virginia)

Total: 48 collections each including a single occurrence

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