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Leda lacryma

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Nucula lacryma was named by Sowerby (1824). It is the type species of Dacromya.

It was recombined as Dacryomya lacryma by Agassiz (1842); it was recombined as Leda lacryma by Lundgren (1895).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1824Nucula lacryma Sowerby
1842Dacryomya lacryma Agassiz
1895Leda lacryma Lundgren p. 204 figs. Pl. 4, Fig. 20

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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
genusLedaLink 1807
specieslacryma(Sowerby 1824)

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.

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: 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 Toarcian to the top of the Callovian or 182.70000 to 163.50000 Ma

Collections (23 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Toarcian182.7 - 174.1France Dacryomya lacryma (51608)
Middle Bathonian167.7 - 164.7France (Picardie) Nucula lacryma (96151 96157)
Middle Bathonian - Late/Upper Bathonian167.7 - 164.7France (Picardie) Nucula lacryma (96146)
Callovian166.1 - 163.5India Dacryomya lacryma (61467 67400 67558 67584 67623 68554 68555)
Early/Lower Callovian164.7 - 161.2India Dacryomya lacryma (61793 62155 63059 63060 63062 63063 63066 63068 67608)
Late/Upper Callovian164.7 - 161.2India Dacryomya lacryma (62165 67626 68552)