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Brachidontes alabamiensis

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Taxonomy
Modiola alabamiensis was named by Aldrich (1895). Its type specimen is USNM 638959, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Modiolus (Brachydontes) alabamiensis by Barry (1942); it was recombined as Volsella alabamiensis by Shimer and Shrock (1944); it was recombined as Musculus alabamiensis by Gardner (1945); it was recombined as Brachidontes alabamiensis by Palmer and Brann (1965).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Modiola alabamiensis Aldrich p. 16 figs. pl. 5, fig. 13
1942Modiolus (Brachydontes) alabamiensis Barry p. 57
1944Volsella alabamiensis Shimer and Shrock p. 413
1945Musculus alabamiensis Gardner p. 57
1965Brachidontes alabamiensis Palmer and Brann p. 53

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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
speciesalabamiensis(Aldrich 1895)

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