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Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Brachidontes was named by Swainson (1840) [Sepkoski's age data: J l R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Modiola (Brachidontes) by Whiteaves (1885); it was reranked as Volsella (Brachidontes) by Russell and Landes (1937); it was misspelled as Modiolus (Brachydontes) by Dall (1898), Popenoe (1937), Dartevelle and Freneix (1957), Vokes (1980), Dockery (1982), Ward and Blackwelder (1987), Gordillo (1991), Lamprell and Healy (1998), Frassinetti and Covacevich (1999), Todd (2001), Sepkoski (2002), Rosenberg (2005), El Qot (2006) and Mikkelsen (2006).

It was assigned to Modiola by Whiteaves (1885); to Modiolus by Dall (1898); to Volsella by Russell and Landes (1937); to Mytiloida by Sepkoski (2002); to Mytilinae by Dockery (1982) and Rosenberg (2005); and to Mytilidae by Popenoe (1937), Dartevelle and Freneix (1957), Vokes (1980), Ward and Blackwelder (1987), Gordillo (1991), Lamprell and Healy (1998), Frassinetti and Covacevich (1999), Todd (2001), El Qot (2006) and Mikkelsen (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Brachidontes Swainson
1885Modiola (Brachidontes) Whiteaves p. 37
1898Modiolus (Brachydontes) Dall p. 796
1937Brachidontes Popenoe p. 383
1937Volsella (Brachidontes) Russell and Landes p. 145
1957Brachyodontes Dartevelle and Freneix p. 48
1980Brachidontes Vokes p. 23
1982Brachidontes Dockery p. 36
1987Brachidontes Ward and Blackwelder p. 129
1991Brachidontes Gordillo p. 129
1998Brachidontes Lamprell and Healy p. 78
1999Brachidontes Frassinetti and Covacevich p. 21
2001Brachidontes Todd
2002Brachidontes Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Brachidontes Rosenberg
2006Brachidontes El Qot p. 18
2006Brachidontes Mikkelsen

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
MytilomorphiFerussac 1822
orderMytilida(Rafinesque 1815)
superfamilyMytiloideaRafinesque 1815
familyMytilidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyMytilinaeRafinesque 1815
genusBrachidontesSwainson 1840

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.

No diagnoses are available