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Monitilora (Monitilora) elegans

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Lucina elegans was named by Defrance (1823) [DISTRIBUTION: Middle Eocene; Western Europe.]. It is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Miltha (Cavilucina) elegans by Cossmann and Pissarro (1904); it was recombined as Phacoides (Cavilucina) elegans by Cossmann (1906); it was recombined as Phacoides elegans by Feuguer (1951); it was recombined as Monitilora elegans by Moore (1969); it was recombined as Monitilora (Monitilora) elegans by Glibert (1985).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1823Lucina elegans Defrance
1904Miltha (Cavilucina) elegans Cossmann and Pissarro
1906Phacoides (Cavilucina) elegans Cossmann p. 151
1951Phacoides elegans Feuguer p. 229
1969Monitilora elegans Moore p. N501
1985Monitilora (Monitilora) elegans Glibert p. 279

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
RankNameAuthor
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
subfamilyMyrteinaeChavan 1969
genusMonitiloraIredale 1930
subgenusMonitiloraIredale 1930
specieselegans(Defrance 1823)

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available