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Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Myrtea was named by Turton (1822) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sant R]. It is extant. Its type is Myrtea spinifera. It is the type genus of Myrteinae.

It was reranked as Lucina (Myrtea) by Grant and Gale (1931) and Faustman (1964); it was misspelled as Myrtaea by Olsson (1931), Cox et al. (1969), Vokes (1980), Tashiro and Kozai (1982), Dockery (1982), Beu et al. (1990), Lamprell and Whitehead (1992) and Sepkoski (2002).

It was assigned to Lucina by Grant and Gale (1931) and Faustman (1964); to Myrteinae by Cox et al. (1969) and Vokes (1980); to Lucininae by Dockery (1982); to Lucinidae by Olsson (1931), Tashiro and Kozai (1982), Beu et al. (1990) and Lamprell and Whitehead (1992); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Myrtea Turton p. 133
1931Lucina (Myrtea) Grant and Gale p. 288
1931Myrtaea Olsson p. 50
1964Lucina (Myrtea) Faustman p. 119
1969Myrtea Cox et al. p. 499
1980Myrtea Vokes p. 103
1982Myrtea Dockery p. 58
1982Myrtea Tashiro and Kozai p. 83
1990Myrtea Beu et al. p. 396
1992Myrtea Lamprell and Whitehead p. 46
2002Myrtea Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
genusMyrteaTurton 1822

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