Carditamera Conrad 1838 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative spelling: Cardita (Carditamera)

Parent taxon: Carditidae according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, da Silva Forti 1969, Dall 1903, DuBar 1958, Oldroyd 1925, Olsson 1967, Rivera 1957, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Ainicardita, Cardiocardita, Cardita, Carditamerinae, Carditesinae, Carditinae, Coanicardita, Crassicardia, Cyclocardia, Glans, Gujocardita, Hippocampocardia, Ludbrookia, Lunulicardita, Maghrebella, Miodomeridinae, Miodontiscus, Oesterheldia, Pleuromeris, Schizocardita, Thecaliinae, Venericardiinae, Venericardinae, Vetericardiella, Xenocardita

Subtaxa: Cardita (Carditamera) newelli Cardita (Carditamera) prestoni Cardita (Carditamera) recta Cardita (Carditamera) tegea Cardita (Carditamera) vaughani Carditamera (Carditamera) Carditamera aculeata Carditamera affinis Carditamera arata Carditamera aspera Carditamera catharia Carditamera floridana Carditamera matima Carditamera plata Carditamera radiata Carditamera tegea Carditamera vaughani Carditamera virginiae

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Ecology: stationary infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (4 collections), Ecuador (1), Mexico (10), Panama (1), United States (46: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Panama (1), Trinidad and Tobago (10), United States (25: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene of Bulgaria (1), Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (1), India (1), Panama (3), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (26: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Peru (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Peru (1)

• Eocene of France (1), Peru (7)

• Triassic of Italy (2)

Total: 156 collections including 167 occurrences

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