Nucula (Nucula) sphenopsis Conrad 1865 (nut clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Nuculidae

Alternative combinations: Nucula (Nucula) spheniopsis, Nucula spheniopsis, Nucula sphenopsis

Belongs to Nucula (Nucula) according to W. P. Woodring 1973

See also Gardner 1945, Kosnik 2002 and Palmer and Brann 1965

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) ovula, Nucula (Nucula) profundorum, Nucula (Nucula) proxima, Nucula (Nucula) schencki, Nucula (Nucula) sericea, Nucula (Nucula) smithvillensis, 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:

• Oligocene of Panama (2 collections)

• Eocene of Mexico (1), United States (44: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Paleocene to Eocene of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 48 collections each including a single occurrence

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