Nucinella Woods 1850 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Manzanellidae

Invalid subtaxa: Cyrillona Iredale 1929, Neopleurodon Hertlein and Strong 1940, Nuculina d'Orbigny 1844 [replaced name], Pleurodon Wood 1840 [replaced name]

Full reference: S. V. Woods. 1850. A monograph of the Crag Mollusca, or, descriptions of shells from the middle and upper tertiaries of the East of England. Part II. Bivalves 1-302

Parent taxon: Manzanellidae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Cox et al. 1969, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Mikkelsen 2006, Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008, Ros-Franch et al. 2014, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Todd 2001, Vokes 1956, Vokes 1980, Vokes 1985 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Huxleyia, Manzanella, Posterodonta

Subtaxa: Neopleurodon subdolus Nucinella alleni Nucinella calabra Nucinella chipolana Nucinella cincta Nucinella dalli Nucinella dobergensis Nucinella dumasi Nucinella glabra Nucinella glabrata Nucinella gunteri Nucinella hedleyi Nucinella laevigata Nucinella liasina Nucinella maxima Nucinella microdus Nucinella miliaris Nucinella moarianus Nucinella nakremi Nucinella oregona Nucinella ovalina Nucinella ovalis Nucinella pissarroi Nucinella seguenzai Nucinella serrei Nucinella svalbardensis Nucinella taylori Nucinella viridula Nucinella woodii Nuculina pretiosa

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Type: Pleurodon ovalis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal chemosymbiotic


• Quaternary of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Pliocene of Belgium (3), Ecuador (1), Panama (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Panama (2), United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), France (1), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Oregon)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2), France (1)

• Cretaceous of Japan (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (5), United States (1: California)

• Jurassic of Germany (25), Italy (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), the United Kingdom (5)

• Triassic of Italy (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 71 collections including 72 occurrences

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