Purpurocardia fyfei Finlay and Marwick 1937 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative combinations: Venericardia (Venericardia) fyfei, Venericardia fyfei

Full reference: H. J. Finlay and J. Marwick. 1937. The Wangaloan and associated molluscan faunas of Kaitangata-Green Island subdivision. New Zealand Geological Survey Paleontology Bulletin 15

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

See also Finlay and Marwick 1937 and Fleming 1966

Sister taxa: Purpurocardia beata, 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


• Paleocene of New Zealand (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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