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Rhaetavicula contorta

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Taxonomy
Avicula contorta was named by Portlock (1843). It is the type species of Rhaetavicula.

It was recombined as Rhaetavicula contorta by Cox (1961) and Macfadyen (1970).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1843Avicula contorta Portlock
1851Avicula inaequiradiata Schafhautl
1856Gervillia striocurva Quenstedt
1865Avicula contorta Stoppani
1865Avicula inaequiradiata Stoppani
1876Avicula contorta Henry p. 424 figs. Pl 4, figs 19,20
1961Rhaetavicula contorta Cox
1970Rhaetavicula contorta Macfadyen p. 207

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
RankNameAuthor
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderOstreida(Fërussac 1822)
suborderMalleidinaGray 1854
superfamilyPterioideaGray 1847
familyPteriidaeGray 1847
genusRhaetavicula
speciescontorta(Portlock 1843)

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.

Rhaetavicula contorta Portlock 1843
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Invalid names: Avicula inaequiradiata Schafhautl 1851 [synonym], Gervillia striocurva Quenstedt 1856 [synonym]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Composition 2: low Mg calcitef
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 10 to < 100f
Adult width: 10 to < 100f
Adult height: 10 to < 100f
Thickness: intermediatef
Folds: nonef
Ribbing: minorf
Spines: minorf
Internal reinforcement: nonef
Ontogeny: accretionf
Environment: coastal, inner shelf, outer shelf, oceanicf
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Epibiont: yesf
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Created: 2007-11-26 05:06:17
Modified: 2009-08-17 21:45:10
Source: f = family, c = class
Reference: Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Rhaetian to the top of the Late/Upper Triassic or 208.50000 to 201.40000 Ma

Collections (111 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.4France Avicula contorta (79579)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Laos Rhaetavicula contorta (44796)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Myanmar (Shan) Rhaetavicula contorta (44823)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Germany Avicula inaequiradiata (173603)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Austria Rhaetavicula contorta (27933 27934 27937 27938 27953 27967 27976 27978 27981 27982 27983 27988 27990 28095 28096 28504 28505 28507 28508 28509 28580 28582 28583 28586 28587 28588 28590 28591 28592 28603 28604 28796 28803 28809 28810 28811 28824 28826 28828 28830 61000 61001 61002 61009 61010 61011 61018 61021 61132 61137 115312 115313 115314 115315 115324 115327 115331 115332 115333 115334 115335 115357 115358 115359 115360)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France Rhaetavicula contorta (39361 39362 39363 39364 39365 39366 39367)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Italy Avicula contorta (204921 204950 204952) Rhaetavicula contorta (38167 38168)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Netherlands Rhaetavicula contorta (137658 137660)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3United Kingdom (England) Avicula contorta (96616) Rhaetavicula contorta (120897 163306 163317 163319)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Italy (Trento) Avicula contorta (232118 232119)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3United Kingdom (Yorkshire) Rhaetavicula contorta (219457 219458)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3United Kingdom Rhaetavicula contorta (78450 78457 78460 78464 78468 78470 78472 78477 78479)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Austria (Gmunden) Rhaetavicula contorta (234040)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France (Champagne-Ardennes) Avicula contorta (139922)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Iran Rhaetavicula contorta (48968)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Hungary (Veszprém) Rhaetavicula contorta (200771)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Italy (Lombardy) Avicula contorta (38129) Avicula contorta, Avicula inaequiradiata (38083)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Switzerland Rhaetavicula contorta (172800)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Spain Rhaetavicula contorta (142083)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Slovakia Rhaetavicula contorta (49455 100046)