MILTHINAE Chavan, 1969

Taylor, John D. & Glover, Emily A., 2018, Hanging on - lucinid bivalve survivors from the Paleocene and Eocene in the western Indian Ocean (Bivalvia: Lucinidae), Zoosystema 40 (7), pp. 123-142: 130

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2018v40a7

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3811357

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scientific name

MILTHINAE Chavan, 1969
status

 

Subfamily MILTHINAE Chavan, 1969  

REMARKS

Most of the genera with living species included in the subfamily by Chavan (1969) have now been assigned to other subfamilies ( Taylor et al. 2011). Two genera, Miltha   H. & A. Adams, 1853 and Eomiltha Cossmann, 1912   , remain and the status of the subfamily is unresolved pending inclusion of any of the three living species in molecular analysis. Despite the name, shell characters of Eomiltha   have little similarity to Miltha   and any relationship is doubtful. In the following section we introduce a new genus name for the living species usually called Eomiltha voorhoevei   together with an antecedent species from the Eocene. To provide background to this decision we briefly review Eomiltha   below.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Lucinoida

Family

Lucinidae