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Amesodesma

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mesodesmatidae

Taxonomy
Paphies (Amesodesma) was named by Iredale (1930) [m. kosnik taxon no: 8390]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Amesodesma by Vokes (1980) and Kosnik (2002).

It was assigned to Paphies by Lamprell and Whitehead (1992); and to Mesodesmatinae by Vokes (1980) and Kosnik (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Paphies (Amesodesma) Iredale p. 402
1980Amesodesma Vokes p. 139
1992Paphies (Amesodesma) Lamprell and Whitehead p. 86
2002Amesodesma Kosnik

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
RankNameAuthor
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
Veneroidei(Gray 1854)
VeneroiteiGray 1854
superfamilyMactroidea(Lamarck 1809)
familyMesodesmatidaeGray 1840
subfamilyMesodesmatinaeGray 1840
genusAmesodesma(Iredale 1930)

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