Nucula (Lamellinucula) exigua Sowerby 1833 (nut clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Nuculidae

Alternative combinations: Nucula (Nucula) exigua, Nucula exigua

Synonyms: Nucula paytensis Adams 1856, Nucula suprastriata Arnold 1903

Belongs to Nucula (Lamellinucula) according to A. Hendy 2021

See also Coan et al. 2000, Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012, Grant, IV and Gale 1931, Hertlein and Grant 1972, Huber 2010, Keen 1971, Moore 1983, Willett 1937 and Woodring 1973

Sister taxa: Nucula (Lamellinucula) carlottensis, Nucula (Lamellinucula) comta, Nucula (Lamellinucula) costacallistiformis, Nucula (Lamellinucula) depressilunulata, Nucula (Lamellinucula) hartvigiana, Nucula (Lamellinucula) iphigenia, Nucula (Lamellinucula) jeffreysi, Nucula (Lamellinucula) kennedyi, Nucula (Lamellinucula) minor, Nucula (Lamellinucula) pakistanica, Nucula (Lamellinucula) sculpturata, Nucula (Lamellinucula) semiornata, Nucula (Lamellinucula) soriensis, Nucula (Lamellinucula) tamatavica, Nucula (Lamellinucula) trigonica

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Ecuador (2 collections), United States (21: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ecuador (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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