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Merklinia

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae

Taxonomy
Merklinia was named by Sobetski (1960) [Sepkoski's age data: K Turo K Maes-u Sepkoski's reference number: 790]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Pterioida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Pectinidae by Aberhan et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Merklinia Sobetski
2002Merklinia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Merklinia Aberhan et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
RankNameAuthor
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderPectinida(Gray 1854)
suborderPectinidina(Adams and Adams 1858)
superfamilyPectinoideaRafinesque 1815
PectinoidaeRafinesque 1815
familyPectinidaeWilkes 1810
genusMerkliniaSobetski 1960

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