Mexicardia procera Sowerby 1833 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative combinations: Cardium procerum, Laevicardium procerum, Ringicardium procerum, Trachycardium (Mexicardia) procerum

Synonyms: Cardium panamense Sowerby I 1833, Trachycardium (Mexicardia) panamense Sowerby I 1833, Trachycardium panamense Sowerby I 1833

Belongs to Mexicardia according to A. Hendy 2021

See also Ashley 1895, Barth 1956, Coan et al. 2000, Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012, Hendy et al. 2008, Powell and Stevens 2000, Stewart 1930 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxon: Trachycardium (Mexicardia) dominicanum

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Chile (8 collections), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (2), Mexico (8), Panama (1), Peru (7), United States (21: California)

• Pliocene of Chile (3), Costa Rica (2), Ecuador (1), Peru (1)

• Miocene of Peru (1)

Total: 56 collections each including a single occurrence

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