Chesacardium Ward 1992 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Full reference: L. W. Ward. 1992. Molluscan biostratigraphy of the Miocene Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain of North America. Virginia Museum of Natural History 2

Parent taxon: Cardiinae according to J. A. Schneider 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Bucardium, Cardiini, Cardium, Criocardium, Dinocardiini, Dinocardium, Ethmocardium, Planicardium, Rudicardium, Schedocardia, Septocardia, Vepricardiini, Vepricardium

Subtaxa: Chesacardium acutilaqueatum Chesacardium craticuloides Chesacardium laqueatum Chesacardium leptopleura

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (15: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Miocene of United States (54: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 69 collections including 74 occurrences

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