Nucula (Nucula) proxima Say 1820 (Atlantic Nut Clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Nuculidae

Alternative combination: Nucula proxima

Belongs to Nucula (Nucula) according to M. Huber 2010

See also Glenn 1904, Holmes 1860, Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008 and Richards 1962

Sister taxa: Nucula (Nucula) archiaci, Nucula (Nucula) cahuitensis, Nucula (Nucula) cromata, Nucula (Nucula) declivis, Nucula (Nucula) donaciformis, Nucula (Nucula) fragilis, Nucula (Nucula) hanleyi, Nucula (Nucula) magnifica, Nucula (Nucula) mariae, Nucula (Nucula) mauricensis, Nucula (Nucula) mediavia, Nucula (Nucula) mirada, Nucula (Nucula) mixta, Nucula (Nucula) nitidula, Nucula (Nucula) nitidulaformis, Nucula (Nucula) nucleus, Nucula (Nucula) ovula, Nucula (Nucula) profundorum, Nucula (Nucula) schencki, Nucula (Nucula) sericea, Nucula (Nucula) smithvillensis, Nucula (Nucula) sphenopsis, Nucula (Nucula) sulcata, Nucula (Nucula) tenuisculpta, Nucula (Nucula) townsendi, Nucula (Nucula) trigonula, Nucula (Nucula) vieta, Nucula (Nucula) zophos, Nucula (Nucula) zwierzyckii

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Nova Scotia collection), United States (61: Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (22: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of United States (15: Florida, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 100 collections each including a single occurrence

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