Venericardia (Venericor) densata Conrad 1845 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative combinations: Cardita densata, Venericardia densata

Synonym: Venericardia mooreana Conrad 1867

Belongs to Venericardia (Venericor) according to K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann 1965

See also Gardner and Bowles 1939 and Kosnik 2002

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) 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, Venericor planicosta

Subtaxa: Venericardia (Venericor) densata malinchae Venericardia (Venericor) densata pendletonensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (8 collections), United States (36: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of United States (26: Louisiana, Texas)

Total: 71 collections each including a single occurrence

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