Trachycardium (Trachycardium) schencki Wiedey 1928 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative combinations: Cardium schencki, Trachycardium schencki

Full reference: L. W. Wiedey. 1928. Notes on the Vaqueros and Temblor formations of the California Miocene with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 5(10):95-182

Belongs to Trachycardium (Trachycardium) according to E. J. Moore 2002

See also Dickinson and Lowe 1966

Sister taxa: Trachycardium (Trachycardium) brantlyi, Trachycardium (Trachycardium) consors, Trachycardium (Trachycardium) isocardia, Trachycardium (Trachycardium) pessoae, Trachycardium (Trachycardium) vaquerosensis, Trachycardium (Trachycardium) woodringi

Type specimen: USNM 165598, a valve

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Upper Sespe Creek, unit 6a - white member [Santa Margarita Fm] (Miocene of California)

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