Subfamily Carditinae Fleming 1820 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

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

See also Beu et al. 1990, Bouchet et al. 2010, Freneix et al. 1988 and Vokes 1980

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

Subtaxa: Beguina Cardites Strophocardia

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Ecuador (2), Egypt (3), Mexico (3), Morocco (2), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (4)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (2), Greece (1), Panama (3), United States (4: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (4), Austria (8), Bulgaria (5), Colombia (1), Italy (4), Panama (10), Poland (4), Romania (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (2)

• Eocene of Australia (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 69 collections including 75 occurrences

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