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Villicumia

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Praenuculidae

Taxonomy
Villicumia was named by Sanchez (1999).

It was assigned to Praenuculinae by Sanchez (1999).

Species

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Villicumia Sanchez

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
RankNameAuthor
Eubivalvia
subclassProtobranchia(Pelseneer 1889)
superorderNuculiformiiDall 1889
orderNuculida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyNuculoidea(Gray 1824)
familyPraenuculidaeMcAlester 1968
subfamilyPraenuculinaeMcAlister 1969
genusVillicumia

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.

G. †Villicumia Sanchez 1999
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Villicumia canteraensis Sanchez 1999
Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
T. M. Sanchez 1999Praenuculinae with chevron-shaped teeth at subumbonal region; distal teeth of dorsal branch enlarges and inclinates becoming pendant; in the subumbonal region, posterior tooth row overlaps anterior one.
Measurements
partNmeanminimummaximummedians.d.
valve height53.231.807.003.122.14
valve diagonal53.12--3.12-

Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobilef
Attached: yesf
Life habit: shallow infaunalf
Diet: deposit feederf
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-07-20 12:59:23
Modified: 2009-10-10 17:23:16
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Meyer et al. 2009

Age range: Caradoc or 458.40000 to 449.50000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Caradoc458.4 - 449.5Argentina (San Juan) V. canteraensis (13513)