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Orthocardium

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Taxonomy
Orthocardium was named by Tremlett (1950) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than-l T Eo-u Sepkoski's reference number: 914]. It is not extant.

It was reranked as Vepricardium (Orthocardium) by Cox et al. (1969); it was reranked as Cardium (Orthocardium) by Keen (1980) and Le Renard and Pacaud (1995).

It was assigned to Vepricardium by Cox et al. (1969); to Cardiinae by Vokes (1980); to Cardium by Keen (1980) and Le Renard and Pacaud (1995); to Orthocardiinae by Schneider (2002); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1950Orthocardium Tremlett
1969Vepricardium (Orthocardium) Cox et al. p. N586
1980Cardium (Orthocardium) Keen p. 7
1980Orthocardium Vokes p. 127
1995Cardium (Orthocardium) Le Renard and Pacaud p. 74
2002Orthocardium Schneider p. 351 figs. Figure 25
2002Orthocardium 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
CardioniFerussac 1822
RankNameAuthor
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
CardioideiFerussac 1822
superfamilyCardioidea(Lamarck 1809)
familyCardiidaeLamarck 1809
Neocardiids
EucardiidsSchneider 1995
subfamilyOrthocardiinae
genusOrthocardiumTremlett 1950

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