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Afrolucina

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Afrolucina was named by von Cosel (2006) [DISTRIBUTION: Recent; West Africa.]. It is extant. Its type is Afrolucina discontinua.

It was assigned to Lucinidae by von Cosel (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2006Afrolucina von Cosel p. 820

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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
genusAfrolucina

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
R. von Cosel 2006Shells small, subcircular, slightly longer than high, rather compressed. Beaks slightly in front of the vertical midline. Surface with numerous fine and more or less densely spaced commarginal lamellae, umbonal area appearing smooth. Interspaces with very fine growth lines. Antero-dorsal angle very shallow, anterior area well marked. Postero-dorsal area separated by a rounded posterior angle. Lunule short, broad, markedly asymmetrical, in the right valve broad, in the left valve very narrow, sunken. escutcheon long, narrow and sunken. Hinge line curved, hinge with one small, well defined cardinal tooth in the right valve and two in the left valve. Anterior and posterior lateral teeth in the right valve indistinct, in the left valve almost obsolete. Anterior adductor scar rather elongate, with diverging part about half its length or slightly shorter. Posterior adductor scar small. Inner margins smooth.