Miodontiscus Dall 1903 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative spelling: Venericardia (Miodontiscus)

Parent taxon: Carditidae according to E. J. Moore 1992

See also Ogasawara 2001, Oldroyd 1925 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Miodontiscus prolongatus

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), United States (5: California)

• Pliocene of Japan (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of Italy (4), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Alaska)

• Eocene of United States (2: Alabama)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 18 collections including 20 occurrences

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