Nucula (Nucula) ovula Lea 1833 (nut clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Nuculidae

Alternative combination: Nucula ovula

Belongs to Nucula (Nucula) according to K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann 1965

See also Harris 1919 and Kosnik 2002

Sister taxa: Nucula (Nucula) archiaci, Nucula (Nucula) bidorsata, Nucula (Nucula) cahuitensis, Nucula (Nucula) capayensis, Nucula (Nucula) cooperi, Nucula (Nucula) cromata, Nucula (Nucula) declivis, Nucula (Nucula) donaciformis, Nucula (Nucula) fragilis, Nucula (Nucula) hanleyi, Nucula (Nucula) magnifica, Nucula (Nucula) mariae, Nucula (Nucula) mauricensis, Nucula (Nucula) mediavia, Nucula (Nucula) mirada, Nucula (Nucula) mixta, Nucula (Nucula) nitidula, Nucula (Nucula) nitidulaformis, Nucula (Nucula) nucleus, Nucula (Nucula) profundorum, Nucula (Nucula) proxima, Nucula (Nucula) schencki, Nucula (Nucula) sericea, Nucula (Nucula) smithvillensis, Nucula (Nucula) sphenopsis, Nucula (Nucula) sulcata, Nucula (Nucula) tenuisculpta, Nucula (Nucula) townsendi, Nucula (Nucula) trigonula, Nucula (Nucula) vieta, Nucula (Nucula) vitis, Nucula (Nucula) zophos, Nucula (Nucula) zwierzyckii

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (45: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Paleocene of United States (3: Alabama, Louisiana, Texas)

Total: 48 collections each including a single occurrence

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