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Sphenia

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Myidae

Taxonomy
Sphenia was named by Turton (1822) [Sepkoski's age data: T Dani R Sepkoski's reference number: 914]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Myacidae by Glenn (1904); to Myoida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Myidae by Ward and Blackwelder (1987), Wienrich (1999) and Marquet et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Sphenia Turton
1904Sphenia Glenn p. 283
1987Sphenia Ward and Blackwelder p. 131
1999Sphenia Wienrich p. 254
2002Sphenia Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Sphenia Marquet et al. p. 28

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderPholadiformiiGray 1854
orderPholadidaGray 1854
superfamilyMyoidea(Lamarck 1809)
familyMyidaeLamarck 1809
genusSpheniaTurton 1822

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