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Panope californica

Bivalvia - Hiatellida - Hiatellidae

Taxonomy
Panope californica was named by Packard (1922). Its type specimen is UCMP 12292 and is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Panope californica Packard p. 427 figs. Plate 34, figure 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
SolenataDall 1889
orderHiatellida
superfamilyHiatelloidea(Gray 1824)
familyHiatellidaeGray 1824
genusPanope(Menard 1807)
speciescalifornica

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
E. L. Packard 1922Shell short, inequilate ral, tumid, gaping widely posteriorly and little if at all anteriorly; anterior extremity evenly rounded, base broadly arcuate; posterior extremity abruptly truncated; anterior dorsal slope short, slightly concave; posterior dorsal slope long, less oblique than the anterior slope, becoming concave upward toward the anterior end. Umbones prominent; beaks acutely pointed, situated at a point about one-third the distance front the anterior to the posterior end. No lunule; escutcheon ill-defined ancl limited in width by the dorsal edges of the gaping valves . Surface marked by heavy, irregular, incremental lines of growth. Hinge and pallial line unknown. Length of type, 95 mm.; height, 62 mm.; diameter, 45 mm.