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Solemya trapezoides

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Solemyidae

Taxonomy
Solenomya trapezoides was named by Meek (1874) [Solenomya sp. Meek & Worthen 1873. pl. 27 f. 1a-b]. It is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Solemya trapezoides by Hoare (1961) and Kues et al. (2002).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1874Solenomya trapezoides Meek pp. 582-583
1899Solenomya trapezoides Beede and Rogers p. 132 figs. pl. 34 f. 2a-b
1900Solenomya trapezoides Beede pp. 159-160 figs. pl. 21 f. 2a-b
1961Solemya trapezoides Hoare pp. 96 - 97 figs. pl. 12 f. 14
2002Solemya trapezoides Kues et al. p. 129 fig. 4Q

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
RankNameAuthor
orderProtobranchiaPelseneer 1889
superorderNuculiformiiDall 1889
orderSolemyidaNewell 1965
superfamilySolemyoideaAdams and Adams 1857
familySolemyidaeAdams and Adams 1857
genusSolemyaChildren 1823
speciestrapezoides()

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
B. S. Kues et al. 2002The valve surface lacks ornamentation except for irregular, comarginal wrinkles. Although incomplete, the unusual size as well as the shape and proportions of this valve leave little doubt that it is S. trapezoides, a species thoroughly discussed by Pojeta (1988) and described from Virgilian strata of central New Mexico by Kues (1992).