Venericardia capricornis Darragh and Kendrick 2010 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Full reference: T. A. Darragh and G. W. Kendrick. 2010. Eocene molluscs from the Merlinleigh Sandstone, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 26:23-41

Belongs to Venericardia according to T. A. Darragh and G. W. Kendrick 2010

Sister taxa: Cardita (Venericardia) laurae, Cardita (Venericardia) pseudonodulosa, Venericardia (Clairbornicardia), Venericardia (Leuroactis), Venericardia (Pacificor), Venericardia (Rotundicardia), Venericardia (Venericardia), Venericardia (Venericor), Venericardia aizyensis, Venericardia ameghinorum, Venericardia ameliae, Venericardia apodensata, Venericardia barroneti, Venericardia beaumonti, Venericardia bistrovi, Venericardia bonificae, Venericardia brassica, Venericardia camachoi, Venericardia carolinensis, Venericardia clarki, Venericardia complanata, Venericardia complexicosta, Venericardia compressa, Venericardia crescentensis, Venericardia crossensis, Venericardia crucedemaionis, Venericardia domenginica, Venericardia eoa, Venericardia gulielmi, Venericardia hamiltonensis, Venericardia hornii, Venericardia imbricata, Venericardia inflatior, Venericardia isaurae, Venericardia jaquinoti, Venericardia maudensis, Venericardia minuta, Venericardia natchitoches, Venericardia nauliensis, Venericardia nodifera, Venericardia olga, Venericardia pakistanica, Venericardia perimetra, Venericardia philotima, Venericardia praecisa, Venericardia pseudowilmotii, Venericardia rosii, Venericardia semiinflata, Venericardia simillina, Venericardia simplex, Venericardia soriensis, Venericardia stewarti, Venericardia thalassoplekta, Venericardia thaleia, Venericardia tokudai, Venericardia tortidens, Venericardia trinidadensis, Venericardia vicksburgiana, Venericardia yakatagensis

Type specimen: WAM 79.2857a, a shell. Its type locality is Merlinleigh Station, breakaway east of homestead, which is in a Lutetian shoreface sandstone in the Merlinleigh Sandstone Formation of Australia.

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Australia (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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