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Megadesmus robusta

Bivalvia - Pholadomyida - Megadesmidae

Taxonomy
Cleobis robusta was named by Laseron (1910). Its type specimen is AM F.20167 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Burrier, which is in a Kungurian marine siliciclastic in the Wandrawandian Formation of Australia.

It was recombined as Megadesmus robusta by Waterhouse (1969).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1910Cleobis robusta Laseron p. 208 figs. Pl 16, fig 1
1969Megadesmus robusta Waterhouse p. 78 figs. Pl 20, fig 2

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
PoromyataRidewood 1903
orderPholadomyida()
superfamilyEdmondioidea()
familyMegadesmidaeVokes 1967
genusMegadesmus
speciesrobusta()

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. B. Waterhouse 1969Large, little inflated, with umbo near anterior third