Subfamily Carditamerinae Chavan 1969 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Parent taxon: Carditidae according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Bouchet et al. 2010, Dockery 1982, Freneix et al. 1988, Gazdzicki and Pugaczewska 1984, Hickman 2015, Moore 1976, Vokes 1980 and Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Ainicardita, Cardiocardita, Cardita, Carditamera, Carditesinae, Carditinae, Coanicardita, Crassicardia, Cyclocardia, Glans, Gujocardita, Hippocampocardia, Ludbrookia, Lunulicardita, Maghrebella, Miodomeridinae, Miodontiscus, Oesterheldia, Pleuromeris, Schizocardita, Thecaliinae, Venericardiinae, Venericardinae, Vetericardiella, Xenocardita

Subtaxa: Carditella Fenestricardita Izumicardia Tutcheria

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2), South Africa (5)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Indonesia (2)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Mississippi)

• Eocene of United States (1: Alabama)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1)

• Cretaceous of Japan (5), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of China (2), Denmark (1), France (1), Italy (4), Japan (1), Peru (2), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (11)

• Triassic of Argentina (1), Canada (3: British Columbia), Iran (1), the Netherlands (2), Peru (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (7: Alaska, Nevada, Oregon)

Total: 66 collections including 73 occurrences

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