Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Classification

Bieler, Carter & Coan (2010) and the Bivalve Tree of Life list this taxon as a superorder within subclass Autobranchia (or Autolamellibranchiata). 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)).
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