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Bivalvia -

Cardiata was named by Ferussac (1822). It is extant.

It was assigned to Cardiidia by Carter et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Cardiata Ferussac
2011Cardiata Carter et al. p. 14

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Gray 1854)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobilec
Life habit: infaunalc
Diet: suspension feederc
Vision: blindc
Created: 2004-02-28 11:33:36
Modified: 2010-02-12 03:59:35
Source: c = class
Reference: Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Whitlandian to the top of the Holocene or 478.60000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 477.7 Ma

Collections (15358 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (YunNan) Modiolopsis sp. (7733 7736)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (Guizhou) Modiolopsis sp. (5279)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (Hunan and Hubei) Modiolopsis sp. (7719)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (Sichuan) Modiolopsis sp. (5418)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (Hunan) Modiolopsis sp. (7712)
Tremadocian485.4 - 477.7Morocco (Anti-Atlas) Redonia sp. (166727)
Ordovician485.4 - 443.4USA (New York) Colpomya sp., Endodesma sp. (332)
Moridunian478.6 - 471.8United Kingdom (Wales) Carminodonta crossi, Celtoconcha foveata, Goniophora extensa, Eurymya sp., Fortowensia grandis, Modiolopsis sp. A, Modiolopsis sp. B, Moridunia simplicidens, Parallelodus dyfedensis (87601)
Whitlandian478.6 - 471.8France (Hérault) Redonia michelae (157403)
Cassinian478.6 - 468.1USA (Missouri) Ischyrodonta dakei, Modiolopsis convexa (75553) Modiolopsis convexa (75554)
Dawan478.6 - 468.1China (Hunan and Hubei) Modiolopsis sp. (7717)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Argentina Cosmogoniophora sp. (8777) Redonia sp. (8783 8875)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0France (Ille-et-Vilaine) Hippomya sp., Modiolopsis sp., Redonia sp. (20852)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0China (YunNan) Modiolopsis sp. (7732)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0France (Montagne Noire) Redonia sp. (20821 20826 20828 20831)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Morocco Redonia michelae (20979 56608)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Argentina (La Rioja) Colpomya elongata (49049) Colpomya sp. (169615) Colpomya sp., Redonia suriensis (169613) Redonia riojana (49050 169614)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Bolivia (Tarija) Redonia riojana (57172 57173)
Klabava478.6 - 466.0France (Montagne Noire) Cymatonota sp., Modiolopsis sp., Redonia sp. (20824)
Floian477.7 - 470.0Morocco Redonia deshayesi (56592) Redonia michelae (56568)