†family Praenuculidae McAlester 1968 (clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Praenuculidae

Parent taxon: Nuculoidea according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Bengtson et al. 1990, Cox et al. 1969, Fang 2006, Fang and Cope 2004, Harrison and Harrison 1975, Hayami and Kase 1977, Morris and Fortey 1976, Nevesskaja 2009 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Afganodesma Concavodonta Concavodontinae Eritropis Fidera Habonucula Homilodonta Ledopsis Nuculodonta Palaeoconcha Palaeoconchiella Praenucula Praenuculinae Pseudoledopsis Pseudonucula Similodonta Smilodonta Tironucula

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Type: Praenucula

Ecology: facultatively mobile shallow infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ireland (1 collection)

• Jurassic of India (1)

• Permian of Australia (2)

• Devonian of the Czech Republic (1), New Zealand (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (2), Sweden (6), the United Kingdom (5), United States (1: Ohio)

• Ordovician of Argentina (2), Australia (8), Canada (6: Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (2), the Czech Republic (8), Estonia (1), France (1), Morocco (7), North Korea (1), Norway (5), Portugal (4), South Africa (1), South Korea (1), Spain (14), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (29), United States (42: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa)

• Arenig of Morocco (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 156 collections including 181 occurrences

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