Nemocardium (Nemocardium) linteum Conrad 1855 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative combinations: Cardium linteum, Nemocardium linteum

Invalid subtaxa: Cardium (Protocardium) marysvillensis Dickerson 1916, Cardium cooperi Gabb 1864, Cardium cooperii Gabb 1864, Cardium dalli Dickerson 1913 [replaced name], Cardium marysvillensis Dickerson 1916

Full reference: T. A. Conrad. 1855. Report Of Mr. T. A. Conrad On The Fossil Shells Collected In California By Wm. P. Blake, Geologist Of The Expedition Under The Command Of Lieutenant R. S. Williamson, United States Topographical Engineers. Description of the fossils and shells collected in California by William P. Blake, Geologist of the United States Pacific Railroad Survey in California. under the command of Lieut. R. S. Williamson, In 1853-54. Article 1 of Appendix to the Preliminary Geological Report of WIlliam P. Blake, Geologist of the Survey in California Under the Command of Lieut. R. S. Williamson. Palæontology 5-21

Belongs to Nemocardium (Nemocardium) according to E. J. Moore 2002

See also Beal 1948, Clark and Woodford 1927, Conrad 1855, Gabb 1864, Nelson 1925, Squires 1984, Squires 1987, Squires 1988, Squires 1999, Squires and Demetrion 1992, Turner 1938, Waring 1917 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Nemocardium (Nemocardium) diversum, Nemocardium (Nemocardium) eocenense, Nemocardium (Nemocardium) yokoyamai

Subtaxa: Cardium cooperii lorenzanum

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Eocene of Mexico (1 collection), the Russian Federation (1), United States (67: California, Oregon, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: California)

• Paleocene of the Russian Federation (3), United States (2: California)

Total: 75 collections each including a single occurrence

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