Venericardia (Venericor) cacamai Gardner and Bowles 1939 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Full reference: J. Gardner and E. Bowles. 1939. The Venericardia planicosta group in the Gulf Province. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 189(F):143-215

Belongs to Venericardia (Venericor) according to J. Gardner and E. Bowles 1939

Sister taxa: Megacardita (Venericor) aragonia, Megacardita (Venericor) vallecitosensis, Venericardia (Venericor) agustoscrobis, Venericardia (Venericor) apodensata, Venericardia (Venericor) aposmithii, Venericardia (Venericor) ascia, Venericardia (Venericor) austroplata, Venericardia (Venericor) bashiplata, Venericardia (Venericor) claiboplata, Venericardia (Venericor) clavidens, Venericardia (Venericor) claviger, Venericardia (Venericor) cookei, Venericardia (Venericor) densata, Venericardia (Venericor) diga, Venericardia (Venericor) francescae, Venericardia (Venericor) hatcheplata, Venericardia (Venericor) horatiana, Venericardia (Venericor) jewelli, Venericardia (Venericor) kilmacodes, Venericardia (Venericor) labreansis, Venericardia (Venericor) mediaplata, Venericardia (Venericor) mingoensis, Venericardia (Venericor) nanaplata, Venericardia (Venericor) negritensis, Venericardia (Venericor) nipponica, Venericardia (Venericor) pacifica, Venericardia (Venericor) parinensis, Venericardia (Venericor) peruviana, Venericardia (Venericor) pilsbryi, Venericardia (Venericor) potapacoensis, Venericardia (Venericor) regia, Venericardia (Venericor) restinensis, Venericardia (Venericor) samanensis, Venericardia (Venericor) smithii, Venericardia (Venericor) stewarti, Venericardia (Venericor) subnipponica, Venericardia (Venericor) tonosiensis, Venericardia (Venericor) venturensis, Venericardia (Venericor) zapatai, Venericor abasolensis, Venericor austroplata, Venericor brongniartii, Venericor planicosta

Type specimen: USNM 373032, a shell. Its type locality is USGS 13142, Loma Guajardo, which is in a Bartonian coastal horizon in the Cook Mountain Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at USGS 13142, Loma Guajardo

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