Propeleda Iredale 1924 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative spelling: Nuculana (Propeleda)

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Frassinetti 1997, Mikkelsen 2006, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

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

Subtaxa: Nuculana (Propeleda) darwini Nuculana (Propeleda) dorbignyi Nuculana (Propeleda) medinae Propeleda carpenteri Propeleda trulliformis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection), Chile (3), Panama (1)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (3)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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