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Wed 17 Oct 2018

The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves)

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

For each taxon, information is provided regarding habitat, horizon (Recent unless otherwise listed), and diversity.

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Bivalvia

class Bivalvia

order Unionoida: 4 superfamilies, 2 families, 1 genus, 928 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical, Australasian.

order Veneroida: 3 superfamilies, 13 families, 466 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical, Australasian.

order Mytiloida: 1 family, 30 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical, Australasian.

order Myoida: 5 families, 26 Recent species.
Distribition: Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical, Australasian.

order Arcoida: 1 family, 5 Recent species.
Distribition: Indotropical.

order Archanodontidae: fossil only, 2 genera.

order Modiomorphoidea: fossil only, 1 family.

order Pectinoida: not freshwater, fossil only, 1 superfamily.

genus Peregrinoconcha Chen & Lan, 1976: fossil only.
1 generic synonym | 2 valid species

order Pterioida: fossil only, 1 superfamily.

Page updated: 07:32:50 Wed 17 Oct 2018

 
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