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Crassatellites branneri

Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae

Taxonomy
Crassatellites branneri was named by Waring (1914). It is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1914Crassatellites branneri Waring p. 782
1917Crassatellites branneri Waring p. 74 figs. PI. 14, Fig. 17
1925Crassatellites branneri Nelson pp. 409-410

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CarditioniDall 1889
orderCarditida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyCrassatelloidea(Férussac 1822)
familyCrassatellidaeFérussac 1822
genusCrassatellitesLamarck 1799
speciesbranneri

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
C. A. Waring 1914sp.-Shell about 55 mm. high, trigonal, slightly longer than high; beaks subcentral, prominent, deeply excavated front and back, incurved, with sides sloping equally and rapidly, most abrupt in advance, slightly convex behind; lunule cordate; anterior end broadly-rounded; posterior truncated and flattened from the umbonal ridge to the cardinal and posterior margins. Surface marked by lines of growth and fine radiating lines which are especially apparent in worn specimens.