Australoportlandia Zinsmeister 1984 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Full reference: W. J. Zinsmeister. 1984. Late Eocene Bivalves (Mollusca) from the La Meseta Formation, collected during the joint Argentine-American expedition to Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Paleontology 58(6):1497-1527

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to W. J. Zinsmeister 1984

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Stilwell and Zinsmeister 1992

Sister taxa: Acilana, Acutispinula, Bathyspinula, Calorhadia, Costelloleda, Dacromya, Ezonuculana, Hilgardia, Indonuculana, Ledella, Ledellinae, Litorhadia, Mesosaccella, Multidentata, Nuculana, Nuculaninae, Orthoyoldia, Phestia, Polidevcia, Poroleda, Poroledidae, Praeportlandia, Propeleda, Saccella, Scissuladrana, Skyphoconcha, Spineilo, Veteranella, Veteranellinae, Xiaoshuiculana, Clidophorus

Subtaxa: Australoportlandia antarctica

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Type: Australoportlandia antarctica

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Antarctica (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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