Venericardia (Venericor) francescae 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) cacamai, Venericardia (Venericor) claiboplata, Venericardia (Venericor) clavidens, Venericardia (Venericor) claviger, Venericardia (Venericor) cookei, Venericardia (Venericor) densata, Venericardia (Venericor) diga, 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 372925, a shell

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Mexico (2 collections), United States (1: Mississippi)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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