Hilgardia Harris 1946 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative spelling: Nuculana (Hilgardia)

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to R. L. Squires 2001

See also Dockery 1980, Palmer and Brann 1965, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

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

Subtaxa: Hilgardia multilineata Hilgardia parkei Nuculana (Hilgardia) multilineata

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (38: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi collections)

• Paleocene of the Russian Federation (2)

Total: 40 collections including 41 occurrences

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