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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalaeoheterodonta 
AphiaID: 382253

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalaeoheterodonta (Subclass)
Authority Newell, 1965
Status accepted
Rank Subclass
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPaleoheterodonta (Spelling variation)
Sources  original description Newell N.D. 1965 [29 January]. Classification of the Bivalvia. American Museum Novitates, 2206: 1-25., available online at http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/handle/2246/4472 [details]

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 Order Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrigonioida
Order Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnionoida
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorto Bivalve Tree of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Originally established as a subclass including the orders Actinodontoida, Unionoida, and Trigonioida.
Bieler, Carter & Coan (2010) list this taxon as a clade with unspecified rank between superorder and order, and the Bivalve Tree of Life as a superorder.
For being more practical and avoiding the multiplication of ranks, we will conserve here the traditional ranking of Pteriomorphia, Palaeoheterodonta and Heterodonta as subclasses although we acknowledge (as "alternate representation) a clade Autobranchia (=Autolamellibranchiata) including (Pteriomorpha (Palaeoheterodonta, Heterodonta)).
The phylogenetic hypothesis of a clade Palaeoheterodonta has received overwhelming support from molecular data. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:382253
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2009-02-03 15:49:59Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2010-07-09 11:19:22Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Palaeoheterodonta. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=382253 on 2014-12-29
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