Saccella westendorpi Nyst and Westendorp 1839 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative combinations: Leda (Ledina) westendorpi, Nuculana (Nuculana) westendorpi, Nuculana (Saccella) westendorpi, Trigonocoelia westendorpi

Synonyms: Leda gracilis Deshayes 1860, Nuculana gracilis Deshayes 1860

Belongs to Saccella according to H. Moths et al. 2010

See also Schnetler and Palm 2008

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 chiriquiana, 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, Sacella atakta

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Belgium (4 collections), Germany (40), the Netherlands (3)

• Oligocene of Denmark (3)

Total: 50 collections including 51 occurrences

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