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Brachidontes alabamensis

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Taxonomy
Modiola alabamensis was named by Aldrich (1895) [DISTRIBUTION: Eocene; western Atlantic.]. It is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Modiolus alabamensis by Cooke (1936); it was recombined as Brachidontes alabamensis by Palmer and Brann (1965).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Modiola alabamensis Aldrich p. 68 figs. pl. 5, fig. 13
1912Modiola alabamensis Maury p. 43
1936Modiolus alabamensis Cooke p. 44
1965Brachidontes alabamensis Palmer and Brann p. 53

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