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Mercenaria campechiensis

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Venus campechiensis was named by Gmelin (1791) [DISTRIBUTION: Late Pliocene-Recent; New York-Mexico. TYPE: Holotype missing.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Venus (Mercenaria) campechiensis by Gardner (1943); it was recombined as Mercenaria campechiensis by Abbott (1954), Richards (1962), Abbott (1985), Spencer and Campbell (1987) and Petuch and Roberts (2007).

  • Venus mortoni was named by Conrad (1837) [DISTRIBUTION: Plesitocene-Recent; Western Atlantic.]. It is extant.

    It was recombined as Mercenaria mortoni by Holmes (1860); it was synonymized subjectively with Mercenaria campechiensis by Hendy et al. (2008).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1790Venus campechiensis Gmelin p. 3287
1791Venus campechiensis Gmelin p. 3287
1837Venus mortoni Conrad
1860Mercenaria mortoni Holmes p. 34
1903Venus campechiensis Dall p. 1315
1904Venus campechiensis Glenn p. 307
1943Venus (Mercenaria) campechiensis Gardner p. 130
1954Mercenaria campechiensis Abbott p. 406
1962Mercenaria campechiensis Richards p. 65
1985Mercenaria campechiensis Abbott p. 230
1987Mercenaria campechiensis Spencer and Campbell p. 51
2007Mercenaria campechiensis Petuch and Roberts

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Gray 1854)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
Veneroidei(Gray 1854)
VeneroiteiGray 1854
superfamilyVeneroidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyVeneridaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyVenerinaeRafinesque 1815
genusMercenariaSchumacher 1817
speciescampechiensis(Gmelin 1791)

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.

No diagnoses are available