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Tue 14 Sep 2021

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. We are actively working on the Recent freshwater mussels, and those are the taxa for which the data are most complete. For other Recent freshwater bivalves, the information largely follows Graf (2013). For other taxa (e.g., marine, fossil), any content is largely incidental.

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Bivalvia | Veneroida | Cyrenoidea

family CYRENIDAE Gray, 1840
     2 nominal families as synonyms | cladomics

genus Corbicula Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811: 90 Recent species.
14 generic synonyms | 91 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: Afrotropics, Australasia, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia, South America.

genus Polymesoda Rafinesque, 1820: 15 Recent species.
10 generic synonyms | 16 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: Central America, North America, South America.

genus Cyanocyclas Blainville, 1818: 6 Recent species.
5 generic synonyms | 7 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: South America.

genus Geloina Gray, 1842: not freshwater, 4 Recent species.
3 generic synonyms | 5 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: Australasia, East Asia.

genus Batissa Gray, 1853: not freshwater, 3 Recent species.
3 generic synonyms | 4 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: Australasia, East Asia.

genus Villorita Griffith & Pidgeon, 1833: not freshwater, 3 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 4 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: East Asia.

genus Soleilletia : not freshwater, 1 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 1 valid species | cladomics
Distribution: Afrotropics.

Page updated: 13:55:56 Tue 14 Sep 2021

 
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