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Anodontia (Pegophysema) philippiana

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Lucina philippiana was named by Reeve (1850) [DISTRIBUTION: Recent; Indo-Pacific.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Anodontia philippiana by Chavan (1938); it was recombined as Anodontia (Pegophysema) philippiana by Glover and Taylor (2007).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1850Lucina philippiana Reeve figs. pl. 5, fig. 23a, b
1938Anodontia philippiana Chavan p. 124
2007Anodontia (Pegophysema) philippiana Glover and Taylor p. 112

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Gray 1854)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
genusAnodontiaLink 1807
subgenusPegophysema(Stewart 1930)
speciesphilippiana(Reeve 1850)

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.

E. A. Glover and J. D. Taylor 2007Shell large but thin and light-weight, H to 60.0 mm, L to 71.0 mm, inflated (T/L 0.30). Outline subcircular, shell longer than high (H/L 0.89). Periostracum thick, dull brown, fi brous. Shell colour creamy or greyish white. Sculpture of many irregular, rounded, commarginal lamellae or ridges. Lunule short, heart-shaped, symmetrical. Hinge plate thin, edentulous and smooth. Ligament largely internal; inner fibrous layer of ligament extends laterally and posteriorly into the valve forming a thick, triangular
pad within narrow ligamental nymph. Anterior adductor muscle scar relatively broad and short, blunt ended; diverges from pallial line at an angle of 30-34°. Pallial line entire, narrow. Secondary pallial muscle scars extend from the junction of the
pallial line and anterior adductor scar to just ventral of the posterior adductor scar (Fig. 3A).