Praenucula Pfab 1934 (clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Praenuculidae

Parent taxon: Praenuculidae according to W. B. Harrison and L. K. Harrison 1975

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Cox et al. 1969, Fang 2006, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Bicrenucula, Concavodontinae, Fidera, Habonucula, Homilodonta, Ledopsis, Nuculodonta, Palaeoconcha, Palaeoconchiella, Praenuculinae, Pseudoledopsis, Pseudonucula, Similodonta, Smilodonta, Tironucula

Subtaxa: Praenucula abrupta Praenucula albertina Praenucula applanans Praenucula bohemica Praenucula costae Praenucula dispar Praenucula faba Praenucula menapiensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Argentina (2 collections), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (1: Ohio)

• Ordovician of Argentina (2), Canada (2: Ontario, Quebec), the Czech Republic (8), Morocco (7), Norway (1), Portugal (3), Spain (14), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (16), United States (8: Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Arenig of Morocco (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 72 collections including 79 occurrences

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