Venericardia (Venericor) Stewart 1930 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Alternative spellings: Megacardita (Venericor), Venericor

Full reference: R. B. Stewart. 1930. Gabb's California Cretaceous and Tertiary type lamellibranchs. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Special Publication 3:1-314

Parent taxon: Venericardia according to E. J. Moore 1992

See also Camacho et al. 2000, Gardner and Bowles 1939, Glibert 1985, Olsson and Richards 1961, Sepkoski 2002, Uliana and Camacho 1975, Uozumi 1955, Verástegui 1953, Vokes 1939 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Cardita (Venericardia) frauscheri, Cardita (Venericardia) laurae, Cardita (Venericardia) pseudonodulosa, Venericardia (Clairbornicardia), Venericardia (Leuroactis), Venericardia (Pacificor), Venericardia (Rotundicardia), Venericardia (Venericardia), Venericardia aizyensis, Venericardia ameghinorum, Venericardia ameliae, Venericardia apodensata, Venericardia barroneti, Venericardia bistrovi, Venericardia bonificae, Venericardia brassica, Venericardia buruca, Venericardia camachoi, Venericardia capricornis, Venericardia carolinensis, Venericardia complanata, Venericardia complexicosta, Venericardia crossensis, Venericardia crucedemaionis, Venericardia domenginica, Venericardia eoa, Venericardia gulielmi, Venericardia hamiltonensis, Venericardia heterocostata, Venericardia hornii, Venericardia imbricata, Venericardia inflatior, Venericardia isaurae, Venericardia jaquinoti, Venericardia maudensis, Venericardia minuta, Venericardia natchitoches, Venericardia nauliensis, Venericardia nodifera, Venericardia olga, Venericardia pakistanica, Venericardia perimetra, Venericardia philotima, Venericardia praecisa, Venericardia pseudowilmotii, Venericardia rosii, Venericardia semiinflata, Venericardia simillina, Venericardia simplex, Venericardia soriensis, Venericardia stewarti, Venericardia thalassoplekta, Venericardia thaleia, Venericardia tokudai, Venericardia tortidens, Venericardia trinidadensis, Venericardia vicksburgiana, Venericardia waynensis, Venericardia yakatagensis

Subtaxa: Venericardia (Venericor) agustoscrobis Venericardia (Venericor) apodensata Venericardia (Venericor) aposmithii Venericardia (Venericor) ascia Venericardia (Venericor) austroplata Venericardia (Venericor) bashiplata Venericardia (Venericor) cacamai Venericardia (Venericor) claiboplata Venericardia (Venericor) clavidens Venericardia (Venericor) claviger Venericardia (Venericor) cookei Venericardia (Venericor) densata Venericardia (Venericor) diga Venericardia (Venericor) francescae Venericardia (Venericor) hatcheplata Venericardia (Venericor) horatiana Venericardia (Venericor) jewelli Venericardia (Venericor) kilmacodes Venericardia (Venericor) labreansis Venericardia (Venericor) mediaplata Venericardia (Venericor) mingoensis Venericardia (Venericor) nanaplata Venericardia (Venericor) negritensis Venericardia (Venericor) nipponica Venericardia (Venericor) pacifica Venericardia (Venericor) parinensis Venericardia (Venericor) peruviana Venericardia (Venericor) pilsbryi Venericardia (Venericor) potapacoensis Venericardia (Venericor) regia Venericardia (Venericor) restinensis Venericardia (Venericor) samanensis Venericardia (Venericor) simiana Venericardia (Venericor) smithii Venericardia (Venericor) stewarti Venericardia (Venericor) subnipponica Venericardia (Venericor) tonosiensis Venericardia (Venericor) venturensis Venericardia (Venericor) zapatai Venericor abasolensis Venericor austroplata Venericor brongniartii Venericor planicosta

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Type: Venericardia planicosta

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (5 collections), Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2), Japan (21)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (2), Belgium (3), Colombia (7), France (2), Japan (29), Mexico (15), the Netherlands Antilles (3), Nigeria (2), Panama (1), Peru (10), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (13), United States (219: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

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

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Colombia (2), Mexico (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (126: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1), Libya (1), Tunisia (1)

Total: 473 collections including 522 occurrences

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