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Pseudocuspidaria

Bivalvia - Poromyida - Poromyidae

Taxonomy
Pseudocuspidaria was named by Eames (1951) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-l T Eo-u Sepkoski's reference number: 914].

It was assigned to Poromyidae by Eames (1951); and to Pholadomyoida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1951Pseudocuspidaria Eames p. 452
2002Pseudocuspidaria Sepkoski, Jr.

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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
PoromyataRidewood 1903
orderPoromyida(Ridewood 1903)
superfamilyPoromyoidea(Dall 1886)
familyPoromyidaeDall 1886
genusPseudocuspidaria

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
F. E. Eames 1951Size moderate, distinctly larger than members of the Cuspidariidae, subequivalve, posteriorly rostrate, ornamented with strong concentric folds, very thin-shelled, probably internally nacreous (judging &om a well-preserved specimen from Sind).