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Musculista

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Taxonomy
Musculista was named by Yamamoto and Habe (1958) [Sepkoski's age data: Q Plei R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Mytilidae by Vokes (1980) and Lamprell and Healy (1998); to Mytiloida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Musculinae by Spencer et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1958Musculista Yamamoto and Habe
1980Musculista Vokes p. 26
1998Musculista Lamprell and Healy p. 86
2002Musculista Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Musculista Spencer et al.

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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
genusMusculistaYamamoto and Habe 1958

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