Orthocardium Tremlett 1950 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative spellings: Cardium (Orthocardium), Vepricardium (Orthocardium)

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

See also Cox et al. 1969, Keen 1980, Le Renard and Pacaud 1995, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Afrocardium, Freneixicardia, Hedecardium, Loxocardium

Subtaxa: Cardium (Orthocardium) gratum Cardium (Orthocardium) porulosum Cardium (Orthocardium) trifidum Orthocardium commutatum Orthocardium stilpnaulax

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Oligocene of France (1 collection), Italy (1)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), Bulgaria (2), Croatia (2), France (4), Italy (1), the United Kingdom (13)

Total: 26 collections including 29 occurrences

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