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Aulacomya

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Taxonomy
Aulacomya was named by Mörch (1853) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant. Its type is Aulacomya magellanicus.

It was assigned to Mytilinae by Stilwell and Zinsmeister (1992); to Mytiloida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Mytilidae by Vokes (1980), Gordillo (1991) and Mikkelsen (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1853Aulacomya Mörch p. 53
1980Aulacomya Vokes p. 23
1991Aulacomya Gordillo p. 129
1992Aulacomya Stilwell and Zinsmeister p. 56
2002Aulacomya Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Aulacomya 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
genusAulacomyaMörch 1853

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