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Merisca

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae

Taxonomy
Tellina (Merisca) was named by Dall (1900) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Merisca by Vokes (1980), Todd (2001) and Sepkoski (2002).

It was assigned to Tellininae by Vokes (1980); to Tellina by Dall (1900), Gardner (1947) and Woodring (1982); to Tellinidae by Todd (2001); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonyms
  • Lyratellina was named by Olsson (1961) [Sepkoski's age data: T Plio-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant.

    It was synonymized subjectively with Merisca by Boss (1966).

    It was assigned to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1900Tellina (Merisca) Dall p. 191
1947Tellina (Merisca) Gardner p. 191
1961Lyratellina Olsson
1980Merisca Vokes p. 143
1982Tellina (Merisca) Woodring p. 658
2001Merisca Todd
2002Lyratellina Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Merisca Sepkoski, Jr.

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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
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
CardioideiFerussac 1822
superfamilyTellinoidea(Blainville 1814)
familyTellinidaeBlainville 1814
genusMerisca(Dall 1900)

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