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Amygdalum

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Taxonomy
Amygdalum was named by Megerle (1811) [Sepkoski's age data: K Haut-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 159,1112]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Modiola (Amygdalum) by Martin (1916).

It was assigned to Modiola by Martin (1916); to Modiolinae by Maxwell (1992); to Mytiloida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Mytilidae by Vokes (1980), Lamprell and Healy (1998), Wienrich (1999), Todd (2001) and Mikkelsen (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1811Amygdalum Megerle p. 69
1916Modiola (Amygdalum) Martin p. 264
1980Amygdalum Vokes p. 22
1992Amygdalum Maxwell p. 64
1998Amygdalum Lamprell and Healy p. 84
1999Amygdalum Wienrich p. 217
2001Amygdalum Todd
2002Amygdalum Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Amygdalum Mikkelsen

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
RankNameAuthor
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
MytilomorphiFerussac 1822
orderMytilida(Rafinesque 1815)
superfamilyMytiloideaRafinesque 1815
familyMytilidaeRafinesque 1815
genusAmygdalumMegerle 1811

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