Protocardia somaliensis Cox 1935 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Full reference: L. R. Cox. 1935. Jurassic Gastropoda and Lamellibranchia. The Mesozoic Palaeontology of British Somaliland, Geology and Palaeontology of British Somaliland, II 148-197

Belongs to Protocardia according to L. R. Cox 1935

Sister taxa: Protocardia (Leptocardia), Protocardia (Pachycardium), Protocardia (Protocardia), Protocardia (Tamilicardia), Protocardia alcesiana, Protocardia buckmani, Protocardia costaricensis, Protocardia dufrenoyca, Protocardia eduliformis, Protocardia gambrina, Protocardia hillana, Protocardia lingulata, Protocardia luggudensis, Protocardia newberryana, Protocardia peregrinorsa, Protocardia pesolina, Protocardia philippiana, Protocardia piettei, Protocardia qinghaiensis, Protocardia razavii, Protocardia rhaetica, Protocardia salrivalis, Protocardia striatula, Protocardia stricklandi, Protocardia subquadrata, Protocardia truncata, Protocardia virginiana, Protocardium (Brevicardium)

Type specimen: Its type locality is Bihendula, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian shallow subtidal limestone in the Bihen Limestone Formation of Somalia

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Saudi Arabia (1 collection), Somalia (7), Tunisia (6)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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