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Chamelea

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Taxonomy
Chamelea was named by Mörch (1853) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 814]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Dione (Chamelea) by Conrad (1863); it was reranked as Chione (Chamelea) by Dall (1903) and Gardner (1943).

It was assigned to Dione by Conrad (1863); to Chione by Dall (1903) and Gardner (1943); to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Veneridae by Marasti (1973), Vera-Peláez et al. (2004) and Schneider et al. (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1853Chamelea Mörch
1863Dione (Chamelea) Conrad p. 1292
1903Chione (Chamelea) Dall
1943Chione (Chamelea) Gardner p. 129
1973Chamelea Marasti p. 111
2002Chamelea Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Chamalea Vera-Peláez et al. p. 255
2005Chamelea Schneider et al. p. 102

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
RankNameAuthor
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
Veneroidei(Gray 1854)
VeneroiteiGray 1854
superfamilyVeneroidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyVeneridaeRafinesque 1815
genusChameleaMörch 1853

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