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18 December 2015 The Anatinellidae and Kymatoxinae: A Reassessment of Their Affinities within the Superfamily Mactroidea (Mollusca, Bivalvia)
Javier H. Signorelli, Joseph G. Carter
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Morphological phylogenetic analysis of the mactrid subfamilies Mactrinae and Kymatoxinae, plus the mactroidean family, Anatinellidae, indicate that the Kymatoxinae shares closer common ancestry with the Anatinellidae than with the Mactridae. Kymatoxinae is, therefore, reassigned from Mactridae to subfamily rank within Anatinellidae. The lack of a pallial sinus in Anatinella G. B. Sowerby I, 1833 suggests that its family was derived from anatomically plesiomophic members of Mactroidea with at best only weakly developed siphons.

Javier H. Signorelli and Joseph G. Carter "The Anatinellidae and Kymatoxinae: A Reassessment of Their Affinities within the Superfamily Mactroidea (Mollusca, Bivalvia)," American Malacological Bulletin 33(2), 204-211, (18 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.033.0214
Received: 5 September 2014; Accepted: 1 January 2015; Published: 18 December 2015
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