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Praenucula

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Praenuculidae

Taxonomy
Praenucula was named by Pfab (1934) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-l S Wenl-u Sepkoski's reference number: 948,1077,1117]. It is the type genus of Praenuculidae.

It was assigned to Nuculoida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Praenuculidae by Cox et al. (1969), Harrison and Harrison (1975), Vokes (1980) and Fang (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1934Praenucula Pfab p. 234
1969Praenucula Cox et al. p. N229
1975Praenucula Harrison and Harrison p. 210
1980Praenucula Vokes p. 1
2002Praenucula Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Praenucula Fang

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classBivalvia
orderProtobranchiaPelseneer 1889
superorderNuculiformiiDall 1889
orderNuculida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyNuculoidea(Gray 1824)
familyPraenuculidaeMcAlester 1968
genusPraenuculaPfab 1934

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