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Palaeoneilo guangdongensis

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Malletiidae

Taxonomy
Palaeoneilo guangdongensis was named by Zhang and Pojeta (1986). Its type specimen is YI C023, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Ceshui Formation, Locality 2, Songshanxia Res., which is in a Jiusian marginal marine mudstone/coal in the Ceshui Formation of China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Palaeoneilo guangdongensis Zhang and Pojeta p. 672 figs. 3.1-3.3

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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
familyMalletiidaeAdams and Adams 1858
genusPalaeoneilo
speciesguangdongensis

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
R. Zhang and J. Pojeta 1986Palaeoneilo large and wedgeshaped in lateral profile