Vepricardium Iredale 1929 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

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

See also Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Schneider 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Vepricardium asperulum Vepricardium delicatulum Vepricardium multispinosum Vepricardium sinense Vepricardium verrucosum

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Philippines (1 collection), Thailand (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Oligocene of Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of France (3), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Cretaceous of Peru (2)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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