Laevicardium (Dinocardium) levyi Richards 1953 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative combination: Cardium (Dinocardium) levyi

Belongs to Laevicardium (Dinocardium) according to K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann 1965

Sister taxa: Dinocardium cabezai, Dinocardium ecuadoriale, Dinocardium robustum, Dinocardium taphrium, Dinocardium vicksburgense, Laevicardium (Dinocardium) parkinsoni

Type specimen: Its type locality is FGS L-93 - Gulf Hammock [Inglis Limestone], which is in a Priabonian marine limestone in the Inglis Limestone Formation of Florida

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (3: Florida collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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