Purpurocardia Maxwell 1969 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Parent taxon: Venericardiinae according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Beu 2006 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Glyptoactis, Megacardita, Pteromeris, Trapezicardita, Venericardia, Verticipronus

Subtaxa: Purpurocardia beata Purpurocardia fyfei Purpurocardia haskelli Purpurocardia lillei Purpurocardia penerectangularis Purpurocardia perscrupulosa Purpurocardia purpurata Purpurocardia southlandica Purpurocardia titirangiensis Purpurocardia urutiensis Purpurocardia waikohuensis

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Type: Cardita purpurata

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene of India (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), New Zealand (6)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1)

• Paleocene of New Zealand (4)

• Cretaceous of New Zealand (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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