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Polidevcia abrupta

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae

Taxonomy
Nucula abrupta was named by Dana (1847). Its type specimen is USNM 3640 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Wollongong Point, Illawarra (USNM coll), which is in a Wordian coastal siliciclastic in the Gerringong Formation of Australia.

It was recombined as Nuculana abrupta by Fletcher (1945); it was recombined as Polidevcia abrupta by Waterhouse (1988).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Nucula abrupta Dana p. 157
1849Nucula abrupta Dana p. 698 figs. Pl 7, fig 3
1945Nuculana abrupta Fletcher p. 303 figs. Pl 21, figs 4-6
1988Polidevcia abrupta Waterhouse p. 170 figs. Pl 1, fig 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
RankNameAuthor
orderProtobranchiaPelseneer 1889
superorderNuculaniformiiCarter et al. 2000
orderNuculanida(Carter et al. 2000)
superfamilyNuculanoideaAdams and Adams 1858
familyNuculanidaeAdams and Adams 1858
genusPolidevcia(Tschernyschev 1943)
speciesabrupta()

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