Lucinida

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Lucinida
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Infraclass: Euheterodonta
Superorder: Imparidentia
Order: Lucinida
Gray, 1854 [1]
Families

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Synonyms

Lucinoida

Lucinida (formerly Lucinoida) is a taxonomic order of saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs.

Families

In 2010, a new proposed classification system for the Bivalvia was published in by Bieler, Carter & Coan, revising the classification of the Bivalvia. [2] Lucinoida (now Lucinida) thus became an order of its own. [1] It includes the following two superfamilies:

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References

  1. 1 2 Lucinoida Gray, 1854 . Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species  on 10 July 2010.
  2. 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