Costelloleda Hertlein and Strong 1940 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Alternative spelling: Nuculana (Costelloleda)

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Clavijo et al. 2005 and Huber 2010

Sister taxa: Acilana, Acutispinula, Australoportlandia, Bathyspinula, Bathyspinulinae, Calorhadia, Dacromya, Ezonuculana, Glyptoleda, Hilgardia, Indonuculana, Ledella, Ledellinae, Ledoides, Litorhadia, Mesosaccella, Multidentata, Nuculana, Nuculaninae, Nucundata, Orthoyoldia, Parayoldiella, Phestia, Phestiinae, Polidevcia, Poroleda, Poroledidae, Praeportlandia, Propeleda, Saccella, Scissuladrana, Spineilo, Veteranellinae, Xiaoshuiculana, Zealeda, Clidophorus

Subtaxa: Nuculana (Costelloleda) whitensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Panama (5)

• Miocene of Panama (2)

• Paleocene of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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