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Aligena (aligena)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Lasaeidae

Taxonomy
Aligena was named by Lea (1843) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-m R]. It is extant. Its type is Aligena striata.

It was assigned to Leptonidae by Glenn (1904); to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002); to Kelliidae by Wienrich (1999) and Marquet (2005); and to Lasaeidae by Ward and Blackwelder (1987) and Coan and Valentich-Scott (2012).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1843Aligena Lea
1898Kelliopsis Verrill and Bush
1900Orobitella Dall
1904Aligena Glenn p. 333
1987Aligena Ward and Blackwelder p. 130
1999Aligena Wienrich p. 231
2002Aligena Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Aligena Marquet
2012Aligena Coan and Valentich-Scott p. 499

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
RankNameAuthor
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderLeptonidinaDall 1889
superfamilyGaleommatoidea(Gray 1840)
familyLasaeidaeGray 1842
genusAligenaLea 1843

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