Cypricardella Hall 1856 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Alternative spelling: Microdon (Cypricardella)

Synonym: Microdon Conrad 1842 [replaced name]

Full reference: J. Hall. 1856. Description of new species of fossils from the Carboniferous limestones of Indiana and Illinois. Transactions of the Albany Institute 4:1-36

Parent taxon: Crassatellinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Conrad 1842, Sepkoski 2002, Whitfield 1882 and Williams and Breger 1916

Sister taxa: Bathytormus, Crassatina, Marvacrassatella, Oriocrassatella, Salaputium, Talabrica, Tilicrassatella, Uddenia

Subtaxa: Cypricardella amarassiensis Cypricardella petschorica Cypricardella subalata Cypricardella tenuistriata Cypricardella trapezoidalis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Indonesia (1 collection), Pakistan (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Chesterian of United States (3: West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), the United Kingdom (6), United States (10: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, West Virginia)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Alaska)

• Devonian of Australia (4), Brazil (3), Canada (1: New Brunswick), China (6), Germany (5), the United Kingdom (3), United States (215: Alaska, Illinois, Maryland, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (1)

• Ordovician of China (1)

Total: 264 collections including 286 occurrences

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