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Opis californica

Bivalvia - Carditida - Astartidae

Taxonomy
Opis californica was named by Stanton (1895). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Northwest of Stephenson Place, Cold Ford of Cottonwood Creek, which is in a Hauterivian/Barremian basinal (siliceous) mudstone/sandstone in the Stony Creek Formation of California.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Opis californica Stanton
2009Opis californica Squires and Saul p. 1318 fig. 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CarditioniDall 1889
orderCarditida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyCrassatelloidea(FĂ©russac 1822)
familyAstartidaed'Orbigny 1844
subfamilyOpinaeChavan 1952
genusOpisDefrance 1824
speciescalifornicaStanton 1895

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