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Temporal range: Paleocene - Recent
Coque blanche (Cerastoderma edule).jpg
Common cockle
Cerastoderma edule
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Cardiida
Family: Cardiidae
Genus: Cerastoderma
Poli, 1795

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Cerastoderma is a genus of marine bivalves in the family Cardiidae. It includes the common cockle Cerastoderma edule.

Fossil records[edit]

This genus is known in the fossil records from the Paleocene to the Quaternary (age range: from 58.7 to 0.012 million years ago).[1]


Extant species:[2]

(= Cerastoderma lamarcki [Reeve, 1845])

Fossil taxa:[3][1]

Fossil valves of Cerastoderma edule from Pliocene of Italy


  1. ^ a b Fossilworks
  2. ^ "Cerastoderma Poli, 1785". World Register of Marine Species. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Retrieved 29 Dec 2012.
  3. ^ Fossil Cerastoderma