Hellenica World


Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Bivalvia
Subclassis: Anomalodesmata
Ordo: Pholadomyoida - Septibranchia


Anomalodesmata Dall, 1889


Anomalodesmata is a taxonomic order of saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs.[1] This grouping was formerly recognized as a taxonomic subclass.


The shells of species in this order are of equal size, as are the muscles that hold them closed, and the margins at the hinges are thickened. The margins of the mantle are also fused, and there is only a single hinge tooth, if any.[2]
2010 Taxonomy

In 2010, a new proposed classification system for the Bivalvia was published in by Bieler, Carter & Coan revising the classification of the Bivalvia, including the order Anomalodesmata.[3]

Order Anomalodesmata

Superfamily: Clavagelloidea
Family: Clavagellidae
Family: Penicillidae
Superfamily: Cuspidarioidea
Family: Cuspidariidae
Superfamily: Myochamoidea
Family: Cleidothaeridae
Family: Myochamidae
Superfamily: Pandoroidea
Family: Pandoridae
Family: Lyonsiidae
Superfamily: Pholadomyoidea
Family: Parilimyidae
Family: Pholadomyidae
Superfamily: Poromyoidea
Family: Poromyidae
Superfamily: Thracioidea
Family: Thraciidae
Family: Laternulidae
Family: Periplomatidae
Superfamily: Verticordioidea
Family: Lyonsiellidae
Family: Verticordidae
Family: Euciroidae


^ Anomalodesmata Stoliczka, Dall, 1889. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=254 on 9 July 2010.
^ Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. p. 431. ISBN 0-03-056747-5.
^ Bieler, R., Carter, J.G. & Coan, E.V. (2010) Classification of Bivalve families. Pp. 113-133, in: Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.P. (2010), Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184

Powell A W B, New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1

External links

"Pholadomyoida". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.


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