Orthoyoldia Verrill 1897 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative spelling: Yoldia (Orthoyoldia)

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

See also Gardner 1945, Kafanov et al. 2005, Mikkelsen 2006 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Orthoyoldia claibornensis Orthoyoldia psammotaea Yoldia (Orthoyoldia) haboroensis Yoldia (Orthoyoldia) quiba

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Philippines (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Jamaica (5)

• Eocene of Japan (1), Mexico (1), United States (58: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of United States (4: Louisiana, Tennessee)

Total: 71 collections including 75 occurrences

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