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Purpurocardia purpurata

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Taxonomy
Cardita purpurata was named by Deshayes (1854) [DISTRIBUTION: Early Pliocene (Opoitian)-Recent; New Zealand]. It is extant. It is the type species of Purpurocardia.

It was recombined as Venericardia (Venericardia) purpurata by Fleming (1966); it was recombined as Purpurocardia purpurata by Maxwell (1969) and Beu et al. (1990).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1854Cardita purpurata Deshayes p. 100
1854Cardita difficilis Deshayes p. 103
1966Venericardia (Venericardia) purpurata Fleming p. 24
1969Purpurocardia purpurata Maxwell
1990Purpurocardia purpurata Beu et al. p. 281

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassHeteroconchia(Gray 1854)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CarditioniDall 1889
orderCarditida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyCrassatelloidea(FĂ©russac 1822)
familyCarditidaeFleming 1820
subfamilyVenericardiinaeChavan 1969
genusPurpurocardiaMaxwell 1969
speciespurpurata(Deshayes 1854)

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobileg
Life habit: shallow infaunalg
Diet: suspension feederg
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-10-11 11:03:33
Modified: 2009-10-11 13:03:33
Source: g = genus, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Kapitean to the top of the Middle Pleistocene or 6.50000 to 0.12600 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Kapitean6.5 - 5.333New Zealand Venericardia purpurata (180103)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126New Zealand (Wellington) Purpurocardia purpurata (94818)