Cryptomya (Venatomya) Iredale, 1930

Zhang, Jun-Long, Xu, Feng-Shan & Liu, Rui-Yu, 2012, The Myidae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from Chinese waters with description of a new species, Zootaxa 3383, pp. 39-60: 46

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.281734

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F68795-E24A-793C-09BE-FAF4FAE921CA

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scientific name

Cryptomya (Venatomya) Iredale, 1930
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Subgenus Cryptomya (Venatomya) Iredale, 1930 

Venatomya Iredale, 1930: 403  .

Diagnosis. Hinge with a small tooth-like process in front of resilifer in right valve; pallial sinus variable in size. Type species. Sphenia elliptica A. Adams, 1851  (by original designation).

Remarks. Iredale (1930) erected the genus Venatomya  for the Australian Sphenia elliptica A. Adams, 1851  , arguing that Hedley’s association with Cryptomya Conrad, 1848  , was dubious because “ Cryptomya  had been introduced by Conrad for an American shell, not much like ours, which has been well figured by Hedley, …” (p. 403) (cf. Hedley 1913: 275–276, pl. 17, figs. 40–44). Keen (1969) and Lamprell & Stanisic (1998) recognized Venatomya  as a valid subgenus characterized by a small tooth-like process in front of the chondrophore in the right valve; the variably sized pallial sinus of Venatomya  can obviously not be used to discriminate it from Cryptomya  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Myoida

Family

Myidae

Genus

Cryptomya

Loc

Cryptomya (Venatomya) Iredale, 1930

Zhang, Jun-Long, Xu, Feng-Shan & Liu, Rui-Yu 2012
2012
Loc

Venatomya

Iredale 1930: 403