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Zelithophaga

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Taxonomy
Zelithophaga was named by Finlay (1926) [Sepkoski's age data: T Plio R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Mytiloida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Lithophaginae by Spencer et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1926Zelithophaga Finlay
2002Zelithophaga Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Zelithophaga Spencer et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
MytilomorphiFerussac 1822
orderMytilida(Rafinesque 1815)
superfamilyMytiloideaRafinesque 1815
familyMytilidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyLithophaginaeAdams and Adams 1857
genusZelithophagaFinlay 1926

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