Americardia media Linnaeaus 1758 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative combinations: Cardium (Fragum) medium, Cardium medium, Trigoniocardia (Americardia) media, Trigoniocardia media

Synonyms: Hemicardium columba Heilprin 1887, Trigoniocardia (Americardia) columba Heilprin 1887

Belongs to Americardia according to M. C. Perrilliat and P. Flores-Guerrero 2011

See also Glenn 1904, Hendy et al. 2008, Olsson 1922, Rosenberg 2005, Vokes 1989 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Americardia burnsii, Americardia guppyi, Trigoniocardia (Americardia) avona, Trigoniocardia (Americardia) protoaliculum, Trigoniocardia (Americardia) silvacollina

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Bermuda (2), Cayman Islands (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (4), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (1), Jamaica (2), Panama (1), United States (4: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Haiti (1), Jamaica (4), Mexico (3), United States (1: North Carolina), Venezuela (6)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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