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Polidevcia bellistriata Stevens 1858 (pointed nut clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculanida - Nuculanidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 120749

Alternative combinations: Culunana bellistriata, Leda bellistriata, Nuculana bellistriata

Full reference: R. P. Stevens. 1858. Description of new Carboniferous fossils from the Appalachia, Illinois and Michigan coal fields. American Journal of Science 25:258-265

Belongs to Polidevcia according to B. S. Kues 1991

Sister taxa: Polidevcia abrupta, Polidevcia aequilata, Polidevcia antequadrata, Polidevcia arata, Polidevcia arctura, Polidevcia bicarinata, Polidevcia browni, Polidevcia cryptica, Polidevcia flexuosa, Polidevcia jamesi, Polidevcia kasanensis, Polidevcia kolyvanica, Polidevcia lunulata, Polidevcia lyonsensis, Polidevcia magna, Polidevcia nodulosa, Polidevcia obesa, Polidevcia ovata, Polidevcia stevensiana, Polidevcia thomasi, Polidevcia tulcumbensis, Polidevcia undosa, Polidevcia vorgaschorica, Polidevcia zabaikalica

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 8.52 x 5.89