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Minycardita

Rostroconchia - Conocardiida - Conocardiidae

Taxonomy
Minycardita was named by Hoare and Plas (2003). Its type is Minycardita sectilis.

It was assigned to Pseudobigaleaidae by Hoare and Plas (2003) and Vendrasco et al. (2010); and to Conocardiidae by Duplicate (2011) and Wagner (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Minycardita Hoare and Plas p. 875
2010Minycardita Vendrasco et al. p. 62
2011Minycardita Duplicate
2017Minycardita Wagner

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classRostroconchia
orderConocardiida()
superfamilyConocardioideaMiller 1889
familyConocardiidae
genusMinycardita

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. D. Hoare and L.P. Plas 2003Small with smooth outer shell layer; anterior gape tear-drop in shape anteriorly, extending posteriorly as narrowing V-shaped opening which is denticulate; body slightly swollen; rostral clefts prominent.
M. J. Vendrasco et al. 2010Minycardita is unique among members of Pseudobigaleaidae in having an elongate, swollen main body chamber, sub-circular in dorsal view, that is bordered by weak primary carinae (the two ridges from the apex to the postero-lateral edges on both sides of the shell).