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Glyptoconcha elegans

Bivalvia - Grammysiidae

Taxonomy
Glyptoconcha elegans was named by Zhang and Pojeta (1986). Its type specimen is YI CO13, 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. It is the type species of Glyptoconcha.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Glyptoconcha elegans Zhang and Pojeta p. 678 figs. 4.1-4.5, 4.10, 4.11

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
superfamilyGrammysioideaMiller 1877
familyGrammysiidaeMiller 1877
genusGlyptoconcha
specieselegans

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 1986Glyptoconcha with rectangular lateral profile.