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Placuna

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Placunidae

Taxonomy
Placuna was named by Lightfoot (1786) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 914]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Anomiidae by Vokes (1980); to Pterioida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Placunidae by Lamprell and Whitehead (1992) and Rosenberg et al. (2006).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1786Placuna Lightfoot p. 16
1788Placenta Philipsson p. 15
1935Placenta Oostingh p. 157
1980Placuna Vokes p. 60
1992Placuna Lamprell and Whitehead p. 34
2002Placuna Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Placuna Rosenberg 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)
suborderAnomiidinaGray 1854
AnomioideiGray 1854
AnomioiteiGray 1854
superfamilyAnomioideaRafinesque 1815
familyPlacunidaeGray 1842
genusPlacunaLightfoot 1786

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