Nucinella Wood 1850 (Nut Clam)

Bivalvia - Solemyida - Nucinellidae

Invalid subtaxa: Cyrillona Iredale 1929, Neopleurodon Hertlein and Strong 1940, Nuculina d'Orbigny 1844 [replaced name], Pleurodon Wood 1840 [replaced name]

Full reference: S. V. Wood. 1850. A monograph of the Crag Mollusca, or, descriptions of shells from the middle and upper tertiaries of the East of England. Part II. Bivalves 1-302

Parent taxon: Nucinellidae according to A. Kaim et al. 2014

See also Amano et al. 2019, Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012, Cox et al. 1969, Glover and Taylor 2013, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Mikkelsen 2006, Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008, Ros-Franch et al. 2014, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Todd 2001, Vokes 1956, Vokes 1966, Vokes 1980, Vokes 1985 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Neopleurodon subdolus Nucinella alleni Nucinella calabra Nucinella chipolana Nucinella cincta Nucinella dalli Nucinella dobergensis Nucinella dumasi Nucinella giribeti Nucinella glabra Nucinella glabrata Nucinella gunteri Nucinella hedleyi Nucinella laevigata Nucinella liasina Nucinella maxima Nucinella microdus Nucinella miliaris Nucinella moarianus Nucinella nakremi Nucinella oregona Nucinella ovalina Nucinella ovalis Nucinella pissarroi Nucinella seguenzai Nucinella serrei Nucinella svalbardensis Nucinella taylori Nucinella viridula Nucinella woodii Nuculina pretiosa

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Type: Pleurodon ovalis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal chemosymbiotic


• Quaternary of the Philippines (1 collection), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Belgium (3), Ecuador (1), Panama (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Japan (1), Panama (2), United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Colombia (1), Germany (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Japan (1)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), France (1), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (2: Louisiana, Oregon)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2), France (1)

• Cretaceous of Japan (2), New Zealand (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (5), United States (1: California)

• Jurassic of Germany (26), Italy (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), the United Kingdom (8)

• Triassic of Italy (1), the Russian Federation (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 82 collections including 83 occurrences

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