Nuculites Conrad 1841 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Malletiidae

Synonyms: Cleidophorus Hall 1847, Cucullella McCoy 1851, Nuculites (Cleidophorus) Hall 1847, Pyrenomaeus Hall 1852, Pyrenomoeus Hall 1852

Full reference: T. A. Conrad. 1841. Fifth annual report on the paleontology of the state of New York. New York Geological Survey, Annual Report 5:25-57

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

See also Cox et al. 1969, Harrison and Harrison 1975, Hayami and Kase 1977, Pojeta 1971, Pojeta and Gilbert-Tomlinson 1977, Sepkoski 2002 and Toni 1975

Sister taxa: Anthraconeilo, Arisaigia, Australoneilo, Cadomia, Carinineilo, Concavoleda, Ctenodontella, Dysodonta, Ekstadia, Johnmartinia, Katadesmia, Koenenia, Lapteviella, Lophoconcha, Malletia, Metapalaeoneilo, Myoplusia, Neilo, Palaeoneilo, Perrisonota, Phaenodesmia, Prosoleptus, Quadratonucula, Sluha, Spathelopsis, Taimyrodon, Tindariopsis, Vnigriella, Yoldioides, Zeehania

Subtaxa: Cleidophorus catherinae Cleidophorus delawarensis Cleidophorus eductus Cleidophorus hollebeni Cleidophorus perdubius Cleidophorus planulata Cleidophorus striatulus Cleidophorus striatulus Cleidophorus trapezoidalis Cucullella antiqua Nuculites ichikawai Nuculites kimuari Nuculites neglectus Nuculites oblongatus Nuculites planulatus Nuculites suboblongatus Nuculites wattii Pyrenomoeus cuneatus

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Type: Nuculites oblongatus

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Japan (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Virginia)

• Devonian of Antarctica (5), Argentina (3), Australia (5), Brazil (23), Canada (3: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Quebec), China (11), Colombia (1), France (1), Germany (5), Ghana (1), Libya (3), Morocco (2), New Zealand (3), Poland (6), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (14), Spain (3), Turkey (1), United States (166: Alaska, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Uruguay (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Argentina (1), Spain (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (6), Australia (2), Bolivia (1), Canada (13: Nova Scotia, Québec), France (1), Paraguay (2), Poland (3), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (20), United States (3: California, New York, Ohio)

• Ordovician of Australia (1), Canada (5: Ontario, Quebec), China (2), the Czech Republic (2), Morocco (1), Norway (3), South Korea (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (27: Illinois, Iowa, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia)

• Arenig of France (1)

Total: 371 collections including 431 occurrences

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