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Mesodesma deauratum

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mesodesmatidae

Taxonomy
Mactra deaurata was named by Turton (1822) [DISTRIBUTION: Pleistocene-Recent; Western Atlantic.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Mesodesma deaurata by Richards (1962); it was recombined as Mesodesma deauratum by Hendy et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Mactra deaurata Turton
1850Mactra deaurata Woods p. 249
1962Mesodesma deaurata Richards
2008Mesodesma deauratum Hendy et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
RankNameAuthor
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
Veneroidei(Gray 1854)
VeneroiteiGray 1854
superfamilyMactroidea(Lamarck 1809)
familyMesodesmatidaeGray 1840
subfamilyMesodesmatinaeGray 1840
genusMesodesmaDeshayes
speciesdeauratum(Turton 1822)

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
No diagnoses are available