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Subfamily Nuculaninae Adams and Adams 1858 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculanida - Nuculanidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 86017

Synonyms: Adranidae Scarlato and Starobogatov 1979 (no. 161322), Adraninae Scarlato and Starobogatov 1979 (no. 382692)

Parent taxon: Nuculanidae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

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

Subtaxa: Adrana, Comitileda, Culunana, Jupiteria, Ledina, Pseudoportlandia

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder