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Nyassa

Bivalvia - Actinodontida - Nyassidae

Taxonomy
Nyassa was named by Hall and Whitfield (1869).

It was assigned to Palaeomutelidae by Bailey (1983); and to Nyassidae by Bouchet et al. (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Nyassa Hall and Whitfield
1983Nyassa Bailey p. 300
2010Nyassa Bouchet et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Gray 1854)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CarditioniDall 1889
orderActinodontida()
superfamilyNyassoidea(Hall 1885)
familyNyassidaeHall 1885
genusNyassaHall and Whitfield 1869

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobilec
Life habit: infaunalc
Diet: suspension feederc
Vision: blindc
Created: 2004-02-28 11:33:36
Modified: 2010-02-12 03:59:35
Source: c = class
Reference: Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Givetian to the top of the Cazenovia or 387.70000 to 383.70000 Ma

Collections (26 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Devonian393.3 - 382.7USA (New York) N. arguata (91239 91246)
Cazenovia391.9 - 383.7USA (New York) N. dorsata (69461)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7China (Guangxi) N. dorsata (4791)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7USA (Ohio) N. recta (76557 76565)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7USA (New York) N. arguta (9382 9383 9508 9509 9510 9511 9512 9513 9600 9603 9604 9605 9606 9607 9608) N. dorsata (111443 111469) N. sp. (8833 8932 9370)