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Nuculana cowlitzensis

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Leda cowlitzensis Weaver and Palmer p. 6 figs. pl. 10, fig. 4
1938Nuculana cowlitzensis Turner p. 42

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EubilateriaAx 1987
orderProtobranchiaPelseneer 1889
superorderNuculaniformiiCarter et al. 2000
orderNuculanida(Carter et al. 2000)
superfamilyNuculanoideaAdams and Adams 1858
familyNuculanidaeAdams and Adams 1858
genusNuculanaLink 1807

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

C. E. Weaver and K. Palmer 1922Shell small and thin, sub-oval in outline ; posterior end rostrate
and pointed ; anterior end regularly and broadly rounded, ventral margin
curved, posterior end sloping at an angle of 30 to the ventral line terminating
at the dorsal margin in a beak; posterior dorsal margin directed downward and
concave; lunule narrow and elongate, only slightly impressed and limited by a
fine line ; escutcheon narrow and impressed ; surface ornamented with concentric
ribbing which continues from the anterior margin, regularly to the rostrum, the
ribs are numerous with only slight interspaces, they are prominent and have the
appearance of slightly overlapping each other from the ventral region toward the ambones ; a faint groove extends from the beaks to the posterior point of the
ventral margin, just back of which the concentric sculpture is somewhat obliterated
except for faint lines of growth.
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 1.0 to < 10f
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10f
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10f
Thickness: thinf
Folds: nonef
Ribbing: minorf
Spines: nonef
Internal reinforcement: nonef
Ontogeny: accretionf
Environment: coastal, inner shelf, outer shelf, oceanicf
Locomotion: facultatively mobilef
Life habit: infaunalf
Diet: deposit feederf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Created: 2007-07-27 04:12:34
Modified: 2009-08-18 20:13:18
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Danian to the top of the Middle Eocene or 66.00000 to 37.20000 Ma

Collections (3 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Danian - Thanetian66.0 - 56.0Russian Federation Nuculana cowlitzensis (49981)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2USA (Washington) Nuculana cowlitzensis (43346)
Bartonian - Priabonian41.3 - 33.9Russian Federation Nuculana cowlitzensis (50139)