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Megacardita

Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae

Taxonomy
Megacardita was named by Sacco (1899) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m-l R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Venericardia (Megacardita) by Fleming (1966).

It was assigned to Carditidae by Vokes (1939); to Venericardia by Fleming (1966); to Venericardiinae by Vokes (1980) and Beu et al. (1990); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Megacardita Sacco
1939Megacardita Vokes pp. 65, 66
1966Venericardia (Megacardita) Fleming p. 152
1980Megacardita Vokes p. 119
1990Megacardita Beu et al. p. 398
2002Megacardita Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CarditioniDall 1889
orderCarditida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyCrassatelloidea(FĂ©russac 1822)
familyCarditidaeFleming 1820
subfamilyVenericardiinaeChavan 1969
genusMegacarditaSacco 1899

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