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Gonimyrtea

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Gonimyrtea was named by Marwick (1929) [Sepkoski's age data: K Maes-l R]. It is extant. Its type is Loripes concinna.

It was reranked as Cavilucina (Gonimyrtea) by Glibert (1957).

It was assigned to Cavilucina by Glibert (1957); to Myrteinae by Vokes (1980); to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Lucinidae by Marwick (1960), Beu et al. (1990) and Glover and Taylor (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Gonimyrtea Marwick p. 912
1957Cavilucina (Gonimyrtea) Glibert p. 33
1960Gonimyrtea Marwick p. 13
1980Gonimyrtea Vokes p. 103
1990Gonimyrtea Beu et al. p. 396
2002Gonimyrtea Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Gonimyrtea Glover and Taylor p. 128

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
genusGonimyrteaMarwick 1929

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
E. A. Glover and J. D. Taylor 2007Shell small, subcircular to ovate, higher than long, infl ated. Sculpture of closely spaced, thin, low commarginal lamellae. Right valve with single cardinal tooth and small anterior and posterior lateral teeth, left valve with two cardinals, the anterior much larger and small anterior and posterior lateral teeth. Lunule narrow, lanceolate. Ligament short, curved, shallowly inset. Anterior adductor scar medium long, ventrally detached from pallial line for 1/3 of length. Pallial line thick, sometimes divided into rounded blocks.