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Subfamily Orthocardiinae Schneider 2002 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 100101

Full reference: J. A. Schneider. 2002. Phylogeny of cardiid bivalves (cockles and giant clams): revision of the Cardiinae and theimportance of fossils in explaining dijunct biogeographical distributions. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Socciety 2002(136):321-369

Parent taxon: Eucardiids according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Cardiinae, Cerastodermatinae, Clinocardiinae, Fraginae, Lymnocardiinae, Profraginae, Trapezicardiinae, Tridacninae

Subtaxa: Afrocardium, Freneixicardia, Hedecardium, Loxocardium, Orthocardium

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder