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Solemya

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Solemyidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1823Solemya Children
1848Solenimya Howse p. 26
1860Solenomya Meek and Worthen p. 471
1931Solemya Grant and Gale
1931Solemya Olsson p. 31
1951Solemya Eames p. 329
1980Solemya Vokes p. 8
1998Solemya Lamprell and Healy p. 42
2000Solemya Coan et al. p. 63
2002Solemya Sepkoski, Jr.
2009Solemya Kamenev p. 235
2010Solemya Huber p. 90
2012Solemya Coan and Valentich-Scott p. 52

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

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
G. M. Kamenev 2009Shell thin, flexible, poorly mineralized, elongate-oval, inflated to compressed, in- equilateral, equivalve. Beaks obscure, not prominent, near posterior end. Periostracum adherent, varnished, extending beyond shell. Surface with widely spaced weak radial ribs or furrows. Lunule and escutcheon absent. Ligament opisthodetic, internal, attached to chondrophore, sometimes with a lateral expan- sion in front of chondrophore. Chondrophore oblique, sometimes supported by a radial rib. Hinge plate weak, edentate. Adductor scars unequal; posterior scar small and impressed; anterior scar large, continuous with a pedal retractor scar.