Saccella chiriquiana Olsson 1942 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative combination: Nuculana (Jupiteria) chiriquiana

Full reference: A. A. Olsson. 1942. Tertiary and Quaternary fossils from Burica Peninsula of Panama and Costa Rica. Bulletins of American Paleontology 27(106):1-106

Belongs to Saccella according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Olsson 1964

Sister taxa: Nuculana (Saccella) andrewi, Nuculana (Saccella) arowhana, Nuculana (Saccella) bolivarensis, Nuculana (Saccella) chaneyi, Nuculana (Saccella) costulata, Nuculana (Saccella) crassatelloides, Nuculana (Saccella) gabbii, Nuculana (Saccella) galeottiana, Nuculana (Saccella) gnomon, Nuculana (Saccella) gracillima, Nuculana (Saccella) hamata, Nuculana (Saccella) hondana, Nuculana (Saccella) karlmartini, Nuculana (Saccella) nolfi, Nuculana (Saccella) pakistanica, Nuculana (Saccella) parva, Nuculana (Saccella) pseudoscissurata, Nuculana (Saccella) punjabensis, Nuculana (Saccella) rakhiensis, Nuculana (Saccella) semibistriata, Nuculana (Saccella) silvestris, Nuculana (Saccella) soriensis, Nuculana (Saccella) striata, Nuculana (Saccella) umboniinflata, Nuculana (Saccella) waikohuensis, Saccella acrita, Saccella acuminata, Saccella acuticauda, Saccella balboae, Saccella canonica, Saccella catasarca, Saccella charanica, Saccella davidana, Saccella davilae, Saccella eburnea, Saccella fabalis, Saccella fastigata, Saccella fontinalis, Saccella hokkaidoensis, Saccella incognita, Saccella maxwelli, Saccella miradorana, Saccella ornata, Saccella packardi, Saccella parva, Saccella peltella, Saccella peruviana, Saccella phlyctaena, Saccella quercollis, Saccella semiteres, Saccella subcerata, Saccella taphria, Saccella tenellula, Saccella vagans, Saccella vulgaris, Saccella westendorpi, Sacella atakta

Type specimen: PRI 4080, a shell. Its type locality is Charco Azul [Charco Azul Fm], which is in a Pliocene offshore shale in the Charco Azul Formation of Costa Rica.

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1 collection), Ecuador (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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