Saccella vulgaris Brown and Pilsbry 1913 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative combinations: Leda vulgaris, Nuculana vulgaris

Synonyms: Leda obliterata Brown and Pilsbry 1913, Leda vulgaris obliterata Brown and Pilsbry 1913

Full reference: A. P. Brown and H. A. Pilsbry. 1913. Two collections of Pleistocene fossils from the Isthmus of Panama. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences 493-500

Belongs to Saccella according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Brown and Pilsbry 1913 and Rosenberg 2005

Sister taxa: Nuculana (Saccella) andrewi, Nuculana (Saccella) arowhana, Nuculana (Saccella) bolivarensis, Nuculana (Saccella) chaneyi, Nuculana (Saccella) costulata, Nuculana (Saccella) crassatelloides, Nuculana (Saccella) gabbii, Nuculana (Saccella) galeottiana, Nuculana (Saccella) gnomon, Nuculana (Saccella) gracillima, Nuculana (Saccella) hamata, Nuculana (Saccella) hondana, Nuculana (Saccella) karlmartini, Nuculana (Saccella) nolfi, Nuculana (Saccella) pakistanica, Nuculana (Saccella) parva, Nuculana (Saccella) pseudoscissurata, Nuculana (Saccella) punjabensis, Nuculana (Saccella) rakhiensis, Nuculana (Saccella) semibistriata, Nuculana (Saccella) silvestris, Nuculana (Saccella) soriensis, Nuculana (Saccella) striata, Nuculana (Saccella) umboniinflata, Nuculana (Saccella) waikohuensis, Saccella acrita, Saccella acuminata, Saccella acuticauda, Saccella balboae, Saccella canonica, Saccella catasarca, Saccella charanica, Saccella chiriquiana, Saccella davidana, Saccella davilae, Saccella eburnea, Saccella fabalis, Saccella fastigata, Saccella fontinalis, Saccella hokkaidoensis, Saccella incognita, Saccella maxwelli, Saccella miradorana, Saccella ornata, Saccella packardi, Saccella parva, Saccella peltella, Saccella peruviana, Saccella phlyctaena, Saccella quercollis, Saccella semiteres, Saccella subcerata, Saccella taphria, Saccella tenellula, Saccella vagans, Saccella westendorpi, Sacella atakta

Type specimens:

  • Saccella vulgaris: ANSP (no number), a shell
  • Leda obliterata: ANSP 109, a shell.

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution: found only at Coll. 1 - Black Swamp, Mount Hope [Mount Hope Fm] (Quaternary of Panama)

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