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Cardita jenkinsi Smith 1927 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 267289

Full reference: J. P. Smith. 1927. Upper Triassic marine invertebrate faunas of North America. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 141:1-262

Belongs to Cardita according to J. P. Smith 1927

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 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 unica, Cardita variabilis, Cardita variegata, Cardita vigintinaria, Cardita viligensis, Carditia excavata

Type specimen: Its type locality is North Fork of Squaw Creek, 3 miles north of Kelly's ranch, which is in a Tuvalian carbonate limestone in the Hosselkus Formation of California

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder