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Actinoceramus

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Inoceramidae

Taxonomy
Actinoceramus was named by Meek (1864) [Type species Inoceramus sulcatus Parkinson 1819]. It is not extant. Its type is Inoceramus sulcatus.

It was reranked as Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) by Jones (1960).

It was assigned to Inoceramus by Jones (1960); and to Inoceramidae by Kiessling (2003).

Synonyms
  • Birostrina was named by De Luc and Sowerby (1821) [Sepkoski's age data: K Nc K Ceno-m From Crampton (1996) - First appeared in the Lower Albian and ranges into the early/middle Cenomanian]. It is not extant.

    It was synonymized objectively with Actinoceramus by Crampton (1996).

    It was assigned to Pterioida by Sepkoski (2002).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1821Birostrina De Luc and Sowerby p. 184
1864Actinoceramus Meek p. 32
1960Inoceramus (Actinoceramus) Jones p. 157
2002Birostrina Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Actinoceramus Kiessling

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
MyalinataPaul 1939
orderMyalinidaPaul 1939
superfamilyInoceramoideaGiebel 1852
familyInoceramidaeGiebel 1852
genusActinoceramusMeek 1864

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