Carditidae

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Carditidae
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Shells of several Carditidae species
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Carditoida
Superfamily: Carditoidea
Family: Carditidae
Lamarck, 1809
Subfamilies

Carditamerinae Chavan, 1969
Carditellinae Iredale & McMichael, 1962[verification needed] (disputed)
Carditesinae Chavan, 1969
Carditinae J.Fleming, 1828[verification needed]
Miodomeridinae Chavan, 1969
Thecaliinae Dall, 1903
Venericardiinae Chavan, 1969

Carditidae is a family of marine bivalve clams of the order Carditoida, which was long included in the Veneroida. They are the type taxon of the superfamily Carditoidea. Delimitation of this family versus the closely related Condylocardiidae is somewhat problematic.

Selected genera[edit]

The living genera of Carditidae (and some fossil ones) are:

References[edit]