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Myrtaea asphaltica

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Myrtaea asphaltica was named by Cooke (1919) [DISTRIBUTION: ?Oligocene-Miocene; Caribbean.]. Its type specimen is USNM 167186, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is USNM 3652, 5312, which is in a Miocene coastal tar in Cuba.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Myrtaea asphaltica Cooke p. 149 figs. pl. 14, figs. 7, 8, 9

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

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