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Nucula (Nucula) fragilis

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Nuculidae

Nucula fragilis was named by Deshayes (1829) [DISTRIBUTION: Middle Eocene; western Europe.]. It is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Nucula (Nucula) fragilis by Glibert (1985).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1829Nucula fragilis Deshayes p. 11
1965Nucula fragilis Glibert and van de Poel p. 11
1985Nucula (Nucula) fragilis Glibert p. 265

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassProtobranchia(Pelseneer 1889)
superorderNuculiformiiDall 1889
orderNuculida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyNuculoidea(Gray 1824)
familyNuculidaeGray 1824
genusNuculaLamarck 1799
subgenusNuculaLamarck 1799
speciesfragilis(Deshayes 1829)

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.

Nucula (Nucula) fragilis Deshayes 1829
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No diagnoses are available
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: 2008-11-15 10:09:53
Modified: 2009-08-18 20:13:53
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Mikkelsen and Bieler 2008, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Ypresian to the top of the Calabrian or 56.00000 to 0.77400 Ma

Collections (7 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Nucula fragilis (38868)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9United Kingdom (England) Nucula fragilis (39829)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Belgium Nucula fragilis (77611 77613)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Croatia Nucula fragilis (124371)
Calabrian1.8 - 0.774Italy (Umbria) Nucula fragilis (149603 200420)