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Subfamily Veteranellinae Chen et al. 1983 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculanida - Nuculanidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 277696

Full reference: J. H. Chen, L. Liu, and X. Lan. 1983. Veteranellinae, a new subfamily of Nuculanidae (Bivalvia), with the classificatory significance of ornamentations in Palaeotaxodonta. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 22:616-627

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to Z. J. Fang et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Acilana, Acutispinula, Australoportlandia, Bathyspinula, Calorhadia, Costelloleda, Dacromya, Eleganuculana, Ezonuculana, Hilgardia, Indonuculana, Ledella, Ledellinae, Litorhadia, Mesosaccella, Multidentata, Nuculana, Nuculaninae, Orthoyoldia, Phestia, Polidevcia, Poroleda, Poroledidae, Praeportlandia, Propeleda, Saccella, Scissuladrana, Spineilo, Veteranella, Clidophorus

Subtaxa: Qiongzhounia, Xiaoshuiculana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder