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Nuculopsis montpelierensis Girty 1910 (nut clam)

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Nuculidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 145550

Alternative combination: Nucula montpelierensis

Full reference: G. H. Girty. 1910. The fauna of the Phosphate beds of the Park City Formation. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 436:1-82

Belongs to Nuculopsis according to K.W. Ciriacks 1963

Sister taxa: Nuculopsis (Nuculopsis), Nuculopsis alta, Nuculopsis anthraconeiloides, Nuculopsis beyrichi, Nuculopsis cornutus, Nuculopsis darlingensis, Nuculopsis elongata, Nuculopsis fujianensis, Nuculopsis girtyi, Nuculopsis glendonensis, Nuculopsis imperta, Nuculopsis leiyangensis, Nuculopsis lipoensis, Nuculopsis oviformis, Nuculopsis pidhensis, Nuculopsis poposiensis, Nuculopsis rectangula, Nuculopsis salebrosus, Nuculopsis setorymensis, Nuculopsis shumardana, Nuculopsis shumardensis, Nuculopsis triangularis, Nuculopsis trivialis, Nuculopsis wewokana, Nuculopsis wymmensis, Nuculopsis yangtzeensis, Nuculopsis yuani

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 980, Waterloo Mine, Montpelier, which is in a Roadian offshore ramp limestone in the Phosphoria Formation of Idaho

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 7.00 x 6.50, valve length 3.56