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Pinctada

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Taxonomy
Pinctada was named by Ršding (1798) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Pteria (Pinctada) by Grant and Gale (1931).

It was assigned to Pteria by Grant and Gale (1931); to Pterioida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Pteriidae by Vokes (1980), Lamprell and Healy (1998), Spencer et al. (2004) and Rosenberg (2005).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1798Pinctada Ršding
1807Unionium Link
1817Perlamater Schumacher p. 38
1819Meleagrina Lamarck
1826Pintadina Blainville p. 93
1901Margaritifera Jameson p. 372
1931Pteria (Pinctada) Grant and Gale p. 147
1980Pinctada Vokes p. 37
1998Pinctada Lamprell and Healy p. 102
2002Pinctada Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Pinctada Spencer et al.
2005Pinctada Rosenberg

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderOstreida(Fërussac 1822)
suborderMalleidinaGray 1854
superfamilyPterioideaGray 1847
familyPteriidaeGray 1847
genusPinctadaRšding 1798

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