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Myrtina

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Myrtina was named by Glover and Taylor (2007). It is extant. Its type is Myrtina porcata.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Myrtina Glover and Taylor

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

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 2007Shells small to medium in size, relatively flat, sub-circular, dorsal anterior margin with more or less elevated commarginal lamellae. Sculpture of fine to prominent, closely spaced, commarginal lamellae. Radial ribs absent. Lunule lanceolate to heart-shaped,
asymmetric with larger part in right valve. Two cardinal teeth in left valve and single tooth in right valve; indistinct lateral teeth present in both valves. Anterior adductor scar short, detached for about 1/5 of length. Pallial line entire. Shell margin smooth.