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Cardita unica Kensley and Pether 1986 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 209759

Full reference: B. Kensley and J. Pether. 1986. Late Tertiary and Early Quaternary Fossil Mollusca for the Hondeklip Area, Cape Province, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 97(6):141-225

Belongs to Cardita according to B. Kensley and J. Pether 1986

Sister taxa: Cardita (Actinobolus), Cardita (Bryssomera), Cardita (Cardita), Cardita alata, Cardita alticosta, Cardita analis, Cardita aoteana, Cardita arduini, Cardita barroneti, Cardita beaumonti, Cardita belviderensis, Cardita beneckei, Cardita berjadinensis, Cardita bilineata, Cardita caribbeanensis, Cardita chamaeformis, Cardita compta, Cardita corbis, Cardita cordellai, Cardita costaeirregularis, Cardita costaenodulosis, Cardita crassicosta, Cardita cuneata, Cardita decusata, Cardita delicatula, Cardita dupini, Cardita excrescens, Cardita guembeli, Cardita jenkinsi, Cardita kalimnae, Cardita katsumatai, Cardita kondoi, Cardita luerae, Cardita manteia, Cardita marmorea, Cardita marwicki, Cardita minuta, Cardita multiradiata, Cardita muricata, Cardita murrayana, Cardita nicaisei, Cardita northcrofti, Cardita orbicularis, Cardita orbicularis, Cardita pichleri, Cardita platycostata, Cardita preissii, Cardita protracta, Cardita pusilla, Cardita reginae, Cardita scalaris, Cardita senilis, Cardita shepardi, Cardita solida, Cardita sphaericula, Cardita spinosa, Cardita spinulosa, Cardita striata, Cardita subrotunda, Cardita talegii, Cardita tetrica, Cardita tricolor, Cardita trigonalis, Cardita triparticostata, Cardita variabilis, Cardita variegata, Cardita vigintinaria, Cardita viligensis, Carditia excavata

Type specimen: SAM-PQ-KN566, a shell. Its type locality is Koingnaas 30m Complex, which is in a Pleistocene transition zone/lower shoreface horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 44.0 x 67.5