Purpurocardia beata Marwick 1928 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative combinations: Venericardia (Venericardia) beata, Venericardia beata

Full reference: J. Marwick. 1928. The Tertiary Mollusca of the Chatham Islands including a generic revision of the New Zealand Petinidae. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 58:432-506

Belongs to Purpurocardia according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Fleming 1966 and Marwick 1928

Sister taxa: Purpurocardia fyfei, Purpurocardia haskelli, Purpurocardia lillei, Purpurocardia penerectangularis, Purpurocardia perscrupulosa, Purpurocardia purpurata, Purpurocardia southlandica, Purpurocardia titirangiensis, Purpurocardia urutiensis, Purpurocardia waikohuensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Purpurocardia beata in the database

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