Cardium (Laevicardium) melvilli Newton 1905 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative combination: Cardium melvilli

Full reference: R. B. Newton. 1905. An account of some marine fossils contained in limestone nodules found on the Mekran Beach, off Ormara Headland, Baluchistan. Geological Magazine 2:293-305

Belongs to Cardium (Laevicardium) according to E. Vredenburg 1928

See also Newton 1905

Sister taxa: Cardium (Laevicardium) alaskensis, Cardium (Laevicardium) mortoni, Cardium (Laevicardium) unicolor, Laevicardium (Habecardium), Laevicardium (Laevicardium), Laevicardium compressum, Laevicardium crassum, Laevicardium ecuadoriale, Laevicardium elatum, Laevicardium etheringtoni, Laevicardium leptorimum, Laevicardium multipunctatum, Laevicardium nemocardiforme, Laevicardium oblongum, Laevicardium papyraceum, Laevicardium serratum, Laevicardium tristiculum, Laevicardium venustulum, Laevicardium vitellinum, Dinocardium (Exocardium) chipolanum

Type specimen: Unknown number, a shell

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Pakistan (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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