Verticordia deshayesiana, from

Belongs within: Pholadomyoida.

The Verticordiidae are a cosmopolitan group of small, usually deep-water bivalves with a heart-shaped to subquate shell with strongly incurved beaks.

Verticordiidae [Verticordioidea]
    |–Policordia diomedea Dall, Bartsch & Rehder 1938 MG-H11
    |–Manihikia erecta Kauffman 1976 SB93
    |–Haliris (Setaliris Iredale 1930) P61
    |    `–H. (*S.) setosa (Hedley 1907) [=Verticordia setosa] P61
    |–Euciroa Dall 1886 [Euciroidae] P61
    |    |–*E. elegantissima [=Verticordia elegantissima] P61
    |    |–E. delectabile Dell 1956 P61
    |    `–E. millegemmata (Kuroda & Habe in Kuroda 1952) MG-H11
    `–Verticordia H09
         |–V. australiensis Smith 1885 H09
         |–V. cardiiformis C64
         |–V. deshayesiana Fischer 1862 H09
         |–V. (Verticordia) ornata (Orbigny 1846) PP78 [incl. V. novemcostata C64]
         `–V. torrida Hedley 1906 H09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[PP78] Poorman, F. L., & L. H. Poorman. 1978. Additional molluscan records from Bahía de Los Angeles, Baja California Norte. Veliger 20 (4): 369–374.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[SB93] Skelton, P. W., & M. J. Benton. 1993. Mollusca: Rostroconchia, Scaphopoda and Bivalvia. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 237–263. Chapman & Hall: London.

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