Dinocardium Dall 1900 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative spellings: Cardium (Dinocardium), Cerastoderma (Dinocardium), Laevicardium (Dinocardium)

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

See also Dockery 1982, Gardner 1945, Palmer and Brann 1965, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Ward 1992, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Woodring 1982

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

Subtaxa: Dinocardium cabezai Dinocardium ecuadoriale Dinocardium robustum Dinocardium taphrium Dinocardium vicksburgense Laevicardium (Dinocardium) levyi Laevicardium (Dinocardium) parkinsoni

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Japan (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (40: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Colombia (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: Florida, South Carolina)

• Miocene of Argentina (5), Colombia (1), Ecuador (7), Mexico (6), Panama (9), Peru (1), United States (22: Delaware, Florida), Venezuela (1)

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

• Oligocene of Mexico (5), United States (12: Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of the Netherlands Antilles (1), United States (4: Florida, South Carolina)

Total: 129 collections each including a single occurrence

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