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Temporal range: Cretaceous - Recent
Fossil valve of Trachycardium multicostatum from Pliocene of Italy
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Cardiida
Family: Cardiidae
Genus: Trachycardium
Morch, 1853

Trachycardium is a genus of molluscs in the family Cardiidae.[1]

Fossil records[edit]

This genus is known in the fossil records from the Cretaceous to the Quaternary (age range: from 109.0 to 0.0 million years ago). Fossils are found in the marine strata throughout the world.[2]


Species within this genus include:[3]


  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 56-57.
  2. ^ Fossilworks
  3. ^ WoRMS