Cuspidaria (bivalve)

Temporal range: Eocene–Present
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subterclass: Heterodonta
Family: Cuspidariidae
Genus: Cuspidaria
Nardo, 1840[1]

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Neaera Griffith & Pidgeon 1834

Cuspidaria is a genus of bivalves in the family Cuspidariidae.


Fossil species
  • Cuspidaria inflata (Jeffreys, 1876) and Cuspidaria lamellosa Sars, 1878 from the London Clay, a marine geological formation of Ypresian (Lower Eocene Epoch, c. 56–49 Ma)
  • Cuspidaria textorama Garvie 2013, from the Eocene of the Reklaw Formation in the United States[2]


  1. ^ Spora un nuovo genere di conchiglie de mare Adriatico. GD Nardo - Annali delle Scienze del Regno Lombardo-Veneto, 1840
  2. ^ Additions to the molluscan macrofauna of the Reklaw Formation (Eocene: Lower Claibornian) and two new taxa from the Middle Claibornian in Texas. Christopher L. Garvie, Bulletins of American Paleontology, 2013, volume 385, pages 131–161

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