Nicaniella Chavan 1945 (clam)

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

Parent taxon: Astartinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Ros-Franch et al. 2014 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Astarte, Astartella, Astartellopsis, Hemimenia, Megapraeconia, Neocrassina, Notoastarte, Oxyloma, Prorokia

Subtaxa: Nicaniella (Nicaniella) Nicaniella communis Nicaniella incae

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Type: Astarte communis

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Argentina (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (5)

• Jurassic of China (3), France (9), Germany (30), Greenland (1), India (106), Iran (3), Madagascar (1), Morocco (9), New Zealand (1), Poland (1), Portugal (77), Romania (1), Spain (42), Switzerland (1), Tanzania (1), Tunisia (3), the United Kingdom (14)

• Triassic of Argentina (2), Canada (1: British Columbia), Peru (1)

Total: 314 collections including 357 occurrences

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