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Prosoleptus

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Malletiidae

Taxonomy
Prosoleptus was named by Beushausen (1895) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr m Tr Carn Sepkoski's reference number: 94].

It was assigned to Malletiidae by Vokes (1980); and to Nuculoida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Prosoleptus Beushausen p. 95
1980Prosoleptus Vokes p. 4
2002Prosoleptus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classBivalvia
orderProtobranchiaPelseneer 1889
superorderNuculaniformiiCarter et al. 2000
orderNuculanida(Carter et al. 2000)
superfamilyNuculanoideaAdams and Adams 1858
familyMalletiidaeAdams and Adams 1858
genusProsoleptusBeushausen 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