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Margaritifera Schumacher, 1816: species
  View generic synonymy: 22 synonyms

Margaritifera alata (Guo, 1988) [Jurassic]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Jurassic, China.
Margaritifera antiqua Gu & Yu, 1976 [Cretaceous]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Cretaceous, China.
Margaritifera condoni (White, 1885) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene, North America.
*Margaritifera dahurica (Middendorff, 1850)
9 synonyms | 11 specimens
Distribution: Amur Basin, Primorye and southwestern Sakhalin Island, Russia.
Red List Status: data deficient. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Margaritifera endlichi (White, 1877) [Cretaceous]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Cretaceous, North America.
*Margaritifera falcata (Gould, 1850)
3 synonyms | 1 specimen
Distribution: Pacific drainages from California north to Alaska, western North America; also from the upper Missouri River in Montana.
Go to: ITIS. Red List Status: near threatened. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Margaritifera flabellata (Goldfuss, 1837) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Miocene, Germany.
Margaritifera geyeri Modell, 1931 [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Oligocene, Europe.
Margaritifera guangyuanensis Ma, 1984 [Jurassic]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Jurassic, China.
Margaritifera hantkeni Modell, 1950 [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Oligocene, Hungary.
Margaritifera haushamensis Modell, 1931 [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
*Margaritifera hembeli (Conrad, 1838)
2 synonyms
Distribution: Louisiana, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, North America.
Go to: ITIS. Red List Status: critically endangered. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Margaritifera herrei (Hannibal, 1912) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Eocene, North America.
Margaritifera inaequiradiatus (Gümbel, 1861) [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
*Margaritifera laevis (Haas, 1910)
11 synonyms | 6 specimens
Distribution: Kuril and Sakhalin islands, Russia and south through Japan.
Red List Status: data deficient. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Margaritifera latiplicata (Noulet, 1846) [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
*Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)
30 synonyms | 28 specimens
Distribution: Widespread in eastern North America and western Eurasia; reported from Iceland.
Go to: ITIS FaunaEuropaea. Red List Status: endangered. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Margaritifera margartiferiformis (Liu, 1981) [Triassic]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Triassic, China.
*Margaritifera marrianae R.I. Johnson, 1983
2 synonyms | 1 specimen
Distribution: Alabama, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, North America.
Go to: ITIS. Red List Status: endangered. GenBank: nucleotides available.
*Margaritifera middendorffi (Rosén, 1926)
5 synonyms
Distribution: Southwestern and extreme southern Kamchatka, eastern Russia, south to Japan.
Red List Status: vulnerable. GenBank: nucleotides available.
Margaritifera onariotis (Mayer, 1869) [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
Margaritifera plana (Ma, 1996) [Jurassic]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Jurassic, China.
Margaritifera schneideri Modell, 1931 [fossil]
1 species-level nomen
Margaritifera sinopae (Cockerell, 1915) [Tertiary]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Eocene, North America.
Margaritifera tanggulaensis (Zhang et al., 1979) [Jurassic]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Jurassic, China.
Margaritifera valdensis (Mantell, 1844) [Cretaceous]
1 species-level nomen
Distribution: Cretaceous, England and Spain.
 
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