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Tridacna

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Taxonomy
Tridacna was named by Bruguière (1797) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Tridacnidae by Vokes (1980) and Lamprell and Whitehead (1992); to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Tridacninae by Harzhauser et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1797Tridacna Bruguière
1980Tridacna Vokes p. 134
1992Tridacna Lamprell and Whitehead p. 74
2002Tridacna Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Tridacna Harzhauser et al. p. 204

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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
subfamilyTridacninae(Lamarck 1819)
genusTridacnaBruguière 1797

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