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Melosia

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae

Taxonomy
Melosia was named by Dall (1915) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l-u T Mi-m Sepkoski's reference number: 985].

It was assigned to Venerinae by Vokes (1980) and Ward (1992); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1915Melosia Dall p. 166
1980Melosia Vokes p. 167
1992Melosia Ward p. 100
2002Melosia Sepkoski, Jr.

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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
subfamilyVenerinaeRafinesque 1815
genusMelosiaDall 1915

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