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Patagonicardium Frassinetti and Covacevich 1999 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 116872

Full reference: D. Frassinetti and V. Covacevich. 1999. Invertibrados fósiles marinos de la Formación Guadal (Oligoceno superio-Mioceno inferior) en Pampa, Castillo region, región de Aisén, Chile. Servico Nacional de Geologia y Mineria Chile Boletin 51:1-96

Parent taxon: Cardiidae according to D. Frassinetti and V. Covacevich 1999

Sister taxa: Austrocardium, Cerastoderma, Dochmocardia, Europicardium, Goethemia, Granocardium, Hemicardium, Indocardium, Jurassicardium, Laevicardiinae, Lahilliinae, Monodacna, Nemocardium, Neocardiids, Obsoletiforma, Obsoletiformes, Papillicardium, Papyridea, Paradacna, Parvicardium, Parvidacna, Pascoella, Perucardia, Plagiocardium, Protocardiinae, Ringicardium, Sawkinsia, Serripes, Trachycardiinae, Goniocardium

Subtaxa: Patagonicardium iheringi, Patagonicardium quadalensis

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Type: Cardium philippi

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder