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Bretskya

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

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

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Bretskya Glover and Taylor p. 170

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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
genusBretskya

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, thin, elongate, umbones posterior and prominent, outline irregularly ovoid, posterior margin truncate to sinuate. Sculpture of thin, low, irregularly spaced, commarginal lamellae and growth increments, shell surface often distorted. Ligament large, inset on elongate resilifer. Hinge with two small cardinal teeth in left valve and one in right valve. Anterior adductor scar short, detached from pallial line for about 1/3 of length. Interior margin smooth.