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Afrocardium

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Taxonomy
Afrocardium was named by Tomlin (1931) [Sepkoski's age data: Q Plei R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Fragum (Afrocardium) by le Tomlin (1931).

It was assigned to Fragum by le Tomlin (1931); to Fraginae by Vokes (1980); to Cardiidae by Lamprell and Whitehead (1992); to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Orthocardiinae by Schneider (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1931Afrocardium Tomlin
1931Fragum (Afrocardium) le Tomlin
1980Afrocardium Vokes p. 127
1992Afrocardium Lamprell and Whitehead p. 68
2002Afrocardium Schneider p. 351 figs. Figure 25
2002Afrocardium Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
RankNameAuthor
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
CardioideiFerussac 1822
superfamilyCardioidea(Lamarck 1809)
familyCardiidaeLamarck 1809
Neocardiids
EucardiidsSchneider 1995
subfamilyOrthocardiinae
genusAfrocardiumTomlin 1931

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