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]
|--Lyonsiellinae [Lyonsiellidae]BRW98
| |--ThracidoraBRW98
| | |--T. arenosaBRW98
| | `--T. flindersiBRW98
| `--LyonsiellaBRW98
| | i. s.: L. abyssicolaBRW98
| | L. formosa (Jeffreys 1881)MG-H11
| | L. fragilisBRW98
| `--L. (Proagorina Iredale 1930)BRW98
`--Verticordia [Verticordiinae]H09
| i. s.: V. australiensis Smith 1885H09
| V. cardiiformisC64
| V. deshayesiana Fischer 1862H09
| V. rhomboideaD56
| V. torrida Hedley 1906H09
|--V. (Verticordia)BRW98
| |--V. (V.) bordaensisBRW98
| |--V. (V.) jaffaensisBRW98
| |--V. (V.) ornata (Orbigny 1846)PP78 [incl. V. novemcostataC64]
| `--V. (V.) tasmanicaBRW98
|--V. (Spinosipella Iredale 1930)BRW98
| `--V. (S.) ericiaBRW98
|--V. (Vertambitus Iredale 1930)BRW98
`--V. (Vertisphaera Iredale 1930)BRW98

Verticordiidae incertae sedis:
Policordia diomedea Dall, Bartsch & Rehder 1938MG-H11
Manihikia erecta Kauffman 1976SB93
Haliris (Setaliris Iredale 1930)P61
`--H. (*S.) setosa (Hedley 1907) [=Verticordia setosa]P61
Euciroa Dall 1886 [Euciroidae]P61
| i. s.: E. galatheaeBRW98
|--E. (Euciroa)D56
| |--*E. (E.) elegantissima [=Verticordia elegantissima]P61
| |--E. (E.) aethiopica Jaeckel & Thiele 1931D56
| |--E. (E.) cistogemma Kuroda 1952D56
| |--E. (E.) crassa Jaeckel & Thiele 1931D56
| |--E. (E.) delectabile Dell 1956D56
| |--E. (E.) millegemmata (Kuroda & Habe 1952)D56
| `--E. (E.) spinosa Jaeckel & Thiele 1931D56
`--E. (Acreuciroa Jaeckel & Thiele 1931]D56
`--E. (*A.) rostrata Jaeckel & Thiele 1931D56

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BRW98] Beesley, P. L., G. J. B. Ross & A. Wells (eds) 1998. Fauna of Australia vol. 5. Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Part A. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

[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.

[D56] Dell, R. K. 1956. The archibenthal Mollusca of New Zealand. Dominion Museum Bulletin 18: 1–235.

[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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