Mesosaccella Chavan 1946 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Mesosaccella partimstriata Mesosaccella perdita Mesosaccella rogovi Mesosaccella toddi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of Australia (2), Germany (1), Israel (19), Japan (8), Jordan (6), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (5), Taiwan (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Jurassic of China (1), France (5), Germany (33), Greenland (18), India (65), Iran (1), New Zealand (1), Poland (1), Portugal (42), the Russian Federation (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (4), the United Kingdom (12)

• Triassic of Iran (5)

Total: 236 collections including 259 occurrences

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