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Leucosphaera

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Leucosphaera was named by Taylor and Glover (2005). It is extant. Its type is Lucina (Loripinus) salamensis.

It was assigned to Lucinidae by Glover and Taylor (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Leucosphaera Taylor and Glover p. 331
2007Leucosphaera Glover and Taylor p. 116

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
genusLeucosphaeraTaylor and Glover 2005

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
E. A. Glover and J. D. Taylor 2007DIAGNOSIS. — Shells small (< 10 mm), inflated, thin-shelled, white to translucent. Outline ovoid, longer than high. Posterior shell margin often truncated. Shell anteriorly extended. Sculpture of regularly spaced, thin commarginal lamellae. Hinge narrow, normal hinge teeth absent. Small knob lies below the umbones of both valves contiguous with thin fl ange on the anterior part of the hinge (Fig. 4G, H). Ligament narrow, short, set in shallow
groove. Anterior adductor muscle scar short, ovoid to reniform in outline, slightly detached from the pallial line. Pallial line entire, sometimes with dorsal extensions.
Shell margin with thin peripheral groove.