Phestia Chernyshev 1951 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to S. Ros-Franch et al. 2014

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Fang 2006, Fang and Cope 2004, Hayami and Kase 1977 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Phestia basedowi Phestia corrugata Phestia darwini Phestia elongata Phestia guizhouensis Phestia hunanensis Phestia inflata Phestia inflatiformis Phestia jamesi Phestia lusabaensis Phestia nova Phestia obtusa Phestia pandoraeformis Phestia perumbonata Phestia rugodorsata Phestia sabattinae Phestia sinuata Phestia speluncaria Phestia subacuta Phestia thompsoni Phestia undosa Phestia wortheni Phestia zhejiangensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Australia (23 collections), China (32), Greece (2), Greenland (1), India (3), Iran (1), Japan (2), Lithuania (1), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (1), Mongolia (1), Oman (1), Pakistan (1), the Russian Federation (17), Tunisia (5), the United Kingdom (8), United States (3: Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (15: Illinois, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (5: Kansas, New Mexico)

• Pennsylvanian of Argentina (1)

• Westphalian of United States (1: Kentucky)

• Chesterian of United States (5: Montana, Ohio, West Virginia)

• Osagean of United States (2: Indiana)

• Carboniferous to Permian of the Russian Federation (1)

• Carboniferous of Antarctica (1), Argentina (6), United States (40: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Devonian of Antarctica (1), Australia (1), Morocco (3), New Zealand (5), Turkey (1), United States (33: Missouri, New York)

Total: 224 collections including 247 occurrences

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