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Scintilla

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Galeommatidae

Taxonomy
Scintilla was named by Deshayes (1856) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant. Its type is Scintilla philippinensis.

It was assigned to Galeommatidae by Vokes (1980) and Lamprell and Healy (1998); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Scintilla Deshayes
1980Scintilla Vokes p. 114
1998Scintilla Lamprell and Healy p. 152
2002Scintilla 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
suborderLeptonidinaDall 1889
superfamilyGaleommatoidea(Gray 1840)
familyGaleommatidaeGray 1840
genusScintillaDeshayes 1856

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