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Microcardium Thiele 1934 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17908

Alternative spelling: Nemocardium (Microcardium)

Synonyms: Decussicardium Fischer-Piette 1977 (no. 106327), Tobarum (no. 18343)

Parent taxon: Protocardiinae according to J.-M. Poutiers 2006

Sister taxa: Anechinocardium, Frigidocardium, Lyrocardium, Protocardia

Subtaxa: Microcardium jamaicense, Microcardium microtatum, Microcardium peramabile, Microcardium pollostum, Nemocardium (Microcardium) islahispaniolae

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Type: Cardium (Fulvia) peramabilis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder