|Authority|| ||Newell, 1965|
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Paleoheterodonta (Spelling variation)|
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]|
basis of record: ITIS database, available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]
| ||Order Trigonioida|
|Links|| ||to Bivalve Tree of Life|
Classification: 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]
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| || ||Citation: Gofas, S. (2013). Palaeoheterodonta. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=382253 on 2013-06-20|
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