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Ambonychia orbicularis

Bivalvia - Myalinida - Ambonychiidae

Taxonomy
Pterinea orbicularis was named by Emmons (1842). It is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Ambonychia orbicularis by Hall (1847) and Soot-Ryen and Soot-Ryen (1960); it was recombined as Ambonychiopsis orbicularis by Pojeta (1966).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Pterinea orbicularis Emmons p. 395
1847Ambonychia orbicularis Hall figs. pl. 36 f. 5a-d
1960Ambonychia orbicularis Soot-Ryen and Soot-Ryen p. 102
1966Ambonychiopsis orbicularis Pojeta p. 164 figs. pl. 22 f. 13-18; pl. 23 f. 1-2, 12-15

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
MyalinataPaul 1939
orderMyalinidaPaul 1939
superfamilyAmbonychioidea(Miller 1877)
familyAmbonychiidaeMiller 1877
genusAmbonychiaHall 1847
speciesorbicularis(Emmons 1842)

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