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Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Pitar was named by Römer (1857) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant. Its type is Cytherea tumens.

It was reranked as Cytherea (Pitar) by Vredenburg (1928); it was reranked as Meretrix (Pitar) by Skwarko (1994).

It was assigned to Cytherea by Vredenburg (1928); to Meretrix by Skwarko (1994); to Pitarinae by Stenzel et al. (1957), da Silva Forti (1969), Moore (1976), Vokes (1980), Woodring (1982), Perrilliat (1992) and Pacaud and Le Renard (1995); to Veneridae by Mukerjee (1939), Rivera (1957), Marasti (1973), Wozny (1977), Zinsmeister (1983), Ward and Blackwelder (1987), Lamprell and Whitehead (1992) and Todd (2001); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1857Pitar Römer p. 15
1862Caryatis Roemer
1928Cytherea (Caryatis) Vredenburg p. 449
1928Cytherea (Pitar) Vredenburg p. 451
1939Pitar Mukerjee p. 21
1957Pitar Rivera p. 196
1957Pitar Stenzel et al. p. 140
1969Pitar da Silva Forti p. 83
1973Pitar Marasti p. 110
1976Pitar Moore p. 47
1977Pitar Wozny p. 106
1980Pitar Vokes p. 172
1982Pitar Woodring p. 684
1983Pitar Zinsmeister p. 1288
1987Pitar Ward and Blackwelder p. 130
1992Pitar Lamprell and Whitehead p. 136
1992Pitar Perrilliat p. 15
1994Meretrix (Pitar) Skwarko p. g20
1995Pitar Pacaud and Le Renard p. 183
2001Pitar Todd
2002Pitar Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
Veneroidei(Gray 1854)
VeneroiteiGray 1854
superfamilyVeneroidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyVeneridaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyCallocardiinae(Dall 1895)
genusPitarRömer 1857

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.

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