Tironucula Morris and Fortey 1976 (clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Praenuculidae

Full reference: N. J. Morris and R. A. Fortey. 1976. The significance of Tironucula gen. nov. to the study of bivalve evolution. Journal of Paleontology 50(4):701-709

Parent taxon: Praenuculidae according to N. J. Morris and R. A. Fortey 1976

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Arcodonta, Bicrenucula, Concavodontinae, Costaledopsis, Fidera, Habonucula, Homilodonta, Ledopsis, Nuculodonta, Palaeoconcha, Palaeoconchiella, Paulinea, Pensarnia, Praenucula, Praenuculinae, Pseudoledopsis, Pseudonucula, Similodonta, Smilodonta, Synek

Subtaxa: Tironucula jugata

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Type: Tironucula jugata

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution: found only at Profilbekken Mbr, Valhallfonna Fm - Ny Friesland, Spitsbergen (Ordovician of Norway)

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