Ledella Verrill and Bush 1897 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Synonym: Junonia Seguenza 1877

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Coan et al. 2000, Mikkelsen 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Acilana, Acutispinula, Australoportlandia, Bathyspinula, Bathyspinulinae, Calorhadia, Costelloleda, Dacromya, Ezonuculana, Glyptoleda, Hilgardia, Indonuculana, 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: Ledella (Amphilata) Ledella (Ledella) Ledella herdmani Ledella leptorhyncha Ledella praelonga Ledella sublevis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (1 collection), New Zealand (3)

• Eocene of Australia (1)

Total: 5 collections including 6 occurrences

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