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Purpurocardia purpurata Deshayes 1854 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 93440

Alternative combinations: Cardita purpurata, Venericardia (Venericardia) purpurata

Synonym: Cardita difficilis Deshayes 1854 (taxon 93441)

Belongs to Purpurocardia according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

Sister taxa: Purpurocardia beata, Purpurocardia fyfei, Purpurocardia haskelli, Purpurocardia lillei, Purpurocardia penerectangularis, Purpurocardia perscrupulosa, Purpurocardia southlandica, Purpurocardia titirangiensis, Purpurocardia urutiensis, Purpurocardia waikohuensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal suspension feeder