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Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae
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.
|R. von Cosel 2006||Shells large, subcircular-triangular, compressed, with short and conspicuously rostrate anterior part and broad and longer posterior part. Anterior and posterior area well demarcated. Surface with 10-15 conspicuous, thin, raised and widely spaced commarginal lamellae and smooth interspaces. Lunule very small and short, slightly asymmetric, escutcheon long and deeply sunken, delimited by a keel and almost entirely filled by ligament. Hinge plate narrow, left valve with two cardinal teeth, a strong anterior lateral and a smaller, narrower knob above it, and a narrow posterior lateral; right valve with two cardinals, two anterior laterals and two posterior laterals. Ligament short. Adductor scars small for the shell size, diverging part of anterior adductor scar very short and rather narrow, tapering; pallial line meeting the scar about in its middle. Inner margins smooth, but radial wavy sculpture on the zone between pallial line and margin and occasionally a few vestiges of irregular crenulations.|