Saccella taphria Dall 1896 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative combinations: Leda taphria, Nuculana (Jupiteria) taphria, Nuculana (Saccella) taphria, Nuculana taphria

Belongs to Saccella according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Coan et al. 2000, Grant and Gale 1931, Hertlein and Grant 1972, Huber 2010, Kern 1973 and Valentine 1956

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 tenellula, Saccella vagans, Saccella vulgaris, Saccella westendorpi, Sacella atakta

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (4 collections), United States (7: California)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), United States (12: California)

• Miocene of United States (2: California)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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