Praenucula bohemica Barrande 1881 (clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Praenuculidae

Alternative combinations: Ctenodonta bohemica, Leda bohemica

Synonym: Ctenodonta protensa Pfab 1934

Full reference: J. Barrande. 1881. Système Silurien de Centre de la Bohême. Volume VI: Acéphales. Système Silurien de Centre de la Bohême. Volume VI: Acéphales 1-342

Belongs to Praenucula according to M. Polechová 2022

See also Barrande 1881, Pfab 1934 and Polechová 2013

Sister taxa: Praenucula abrupta, Praenucula albertina, Praenucula applanans, Praenucula costae, Praenucula dispar, Praenucula faba, Praenucula menapiensis

Type specimens:

  • Praenucula bohemica: NM L 27114 (Internal mould of the shell with conjoined valves). Its type locality is Osek, which is in a Sarka offshore shale in the Sarka Formation of the Czech Republic.
  • Ctenodonta protensa:

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder


• Ordovician of the Czech Republic (7 collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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