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Gigantostrea gigantica

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Taxonomy
Ostrea gigantica was named by Solander in Brander (1766) [DISTRIBUTION: Eocene; western Europe.]. It is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Chama gigantea by Lowry et al. (1866); it was recombined as Ostrea (Gigantostrea) gigantica by Sacco (1897); it was recombined as Gigantostrea gigantea by Vialov (1936); it was recombined as Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte) gigantica by Glibert and Van de Poel (1965); it was recombined as Pycnodonte gigantea by Glibert and van de Poel (1965); it was recombined as Pycnodonte gigantica by Glibert (1975); it was misspelled as Ostrea gigantea by Burton (1933); it was recombined as Gigantostrea gigantica by Pacaud and Le Renard (1995).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1766Ostrea gigantica Solander
1766Ostrea gigantica Solander in Brander p. 36 figs. pl. 7, fig. 88
1866Chama gigantea Lowry et al.
1897Ostrea (Gigantostrea) gigantica Sacco p. 1
1933Ostrea gigantea Burton
1936Gigantostrea gigantea Vialov p. 18
1965Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte) gigantica Glibert and Van de Poel p. 68
1965Pycnodonte gigantea Glibert and van de Poel p. 68
1975Pycnodonte gigantica Glibert
1995Gigantostrea gigantica Pacaud and Le Renard

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
RankNameAuthor
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderOstreida(FĂ«russac 1822)
suborderOstreidina(Ferussac 1822)
superfamilyOstreoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyGryphaeidaeVialov 1936
subfamilyPycnodonteinaeStenzel 1959
genusGigantostrea(Sacco 1897)
speciesgigantica(Solander in Brander 1766)

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
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