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Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) samanicum Olsson 1928 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 147187

Alternative combinations: Cardium (Trigoniocardia) samanicum, Schedocardia gatunensis samanica

Full reference: A. A. Olsson. 1928. Contributions to the Tertiary paleontology of northern Peru: Part 1. Bulletins of American Paleontology 14(52)

Belongs to Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) aliculum, Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) aminensis, Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis, Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) hannai, Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) minutissima

Type specimen: PRI 3586, a shell. Its type locality is Casa Saman [Saman Fm], which is in an Eocene coastal sandstone/conglomerate in the Saman Formation of Peru.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 28.0 x 31.0