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Notomyrtea

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Notomyrtea was named by Iredale (1924) [m. kosnik taxon no: 9473]. It is extant. Its type is Myrtea botanica.

It was reranked as Eulopia (Notomyrtea) by Marwick (1929); it was synonymized subjectively with Myrtea by Cox et al. (1969).

It was assigned to Eulopia by Marwick (1929); to Myrteinae by Vokes (1980); and to Lucinidae by Glover and Taylor (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1924Notomyrtea Iredale p. 206
1929Eulopia (Notomyrtea) Marwick p. 911
1980Notomyrtea Vokes p. 103
2007Notomyrtea Glover and Taylor p. 118

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
genusNotomyrteaIredale 1924

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. A. Glover and J. D. Taylor 2007Small, fl at-shelled, elongate ovoid to subtrigonal, longer than high. Sculpture of regularly-spaced, thin, commarginal lamellae, with irregular radial threads in interspaces.
Hinge with small teeth, left valve with two cardinals, right valve with one. Anterior adductor scar short, detached for about 1/3 of length.