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Superlucina

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Superlucina Taylor and Glover p. 97

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
genusSuperlucina

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. D. Taylor and E. A. Glover 2009Shell very large (to 311 mm height), higher than long, discoidal. Sculpture of rough, low commarginal lamellae; narrow posterior dorsal area defined by a sharp sulcus, shallow anterior sulcus. Ligamental area large, external. Hinge teeth absent. Anterior adductor
muscle scar narrow, very long, extends posteriorly past mid-line of shell and ventrally detached from pallial line for most of length. Posterior adductor scar irregularly triangular.
Pallial line entire, with complex dorsal extensions. Pallial blood vessel scar terminates dorsally and anterior to the posterior end of anterior adductor scar.