Glyptoleda Fletcher 1945 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Full reference: H. O. Fletcher. 1945. A new genus Glyptoleda and a revision of the genus Nuculana from the Permian of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 21(6):293-312

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acilana, Acutispinula, Australoportlandia, Bathyspinula, Bathyspinulinae, Calorhadia, Costelloleda, Dacromya, Ezonuculana, Hilgardia, Indonuculana, Ledella, Ledellinae, Ledoides, Litorhadia, Mesosaccella, Multidentata, Nuculana, Nuculaninae, Nucundata, Orthoyoldia, Parayoldiella, Phestia, Phestiinae, Polidevcia, Poroleda, Poroledidae, Praeportlandia, Propeleda, Saccella, Scissuladrana, Spineilo, Veteranellinae, Xiaoshuiculana, Zealeda, Clidophorus

Subtaxa: Glyptoleda borealica Glyptoleda coleyi Glyptoleda flexuosa Glyptoleda glomerata Glyptoleda intricata Glyptoleda javesi Glyptoleda parenica Glyptoleda reidi Glyptoleda simplicata

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of China (1 collection)

• Permian of Australia (18), Nepal (1), New Zealand (6), the Russian Federation (11)

Total: 37 collections including 44 occurrences

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