Nucinella oregona Vokes 1956 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Manzanellidae

Full reference: H. E. Vokes. 1956. Notes on the Nucinellidae (Pelecypoda) with description of a new species from the Eocene of Oregon. Journal of Paleontology 30(3):652-671

Belongs to Nucinella according to H. E. Vokes 1956

Sister taxa: Nucinella alleni, Nucinella calabra, Nucinella chipolana, Nucinella cincta, Nucinella dalli, Nucinella dobergensis, Nucinella dumasi, Nucinella giribeti, Nucinella glabra, Nucinella glabrata, Nucinella gunteri, Nucinella hedleyi, Nucinella laevigata, Nucinella liasina, Nucinella maxima, Nucinella microdus, Nucinella miliaris, Nucinella moarianus, Nucinella nakremi, Nucinella ovalina, Nucinella ovalis, Nucinella pissarroi, Nucinella seguenzai, Nucinella serrei, Nucinella svalbardensis, Nucinella taylori, Nucinella viridula, Nucinella woodii, Nuculina pretiosa, Neopleurodon subdolus

Type specimen: USNM 562007. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 17879, which is in an Eocene marine siltstone in the Nestucca Formation of Oregon.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at USGS Loc. 17879

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