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Brachidontes mississippiensis

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Taxonomy
Modiola mississippiensis was named by Conrad (1848) [DISTRIBUTION: Early Oligocene; Gulf Coastal Plain.]. Its type specimen is ANSP 30646, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Perna mississippiensis by Conrad (1866); it was recombined as Modiolus (Brachydontes) mississippiensis by Dall (1898); it was recombined as Modiolus mississippiensis by Cooke (1922); it was recombined as Brachidontes mississippiensis by Gardner (1945) and Dockery (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Modiola mississippiensis Conrad p. 295
1866Perna mississippiensis Conrad p. 27
1898Modiolus (Brachydontes) mississippiensis Dall p. 796
1922Modiolus mississippiensis Cooke p. 84
1945Brachidontes mississippiensis Gardner p. 38
1982Brachidontes mississippiensis Dockery p. 38

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
MytilomorphiFerussac 1822
orderMytilida(Rafinesque 1815)
superfamilyMytiloideaRafinesque 1815
familyMytilidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyMytilinaeRafinesque 1815
genusBrachidontesSwainson 1840
speciesmississippiensis(Conrad 1848)

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