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Wed 11 Sep 2019

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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family Mycetopodidae


Global Diversity of the Mycetopodidae. The orange wedge of the pie depicts the relative Recent species diversity of the family (53 of 915).

The family Mycetopodidae (53 Recent spp., 11 gen.) is endemic to Neotropica. The family is divided among four subfamilies, the systematics of which have not been comprehensively addressed phylogenetically.

subfamily Anodontitinae: 2 genera, 28 Recent species.
Distribition: Central America, South America.

subfamily Monocondylaeinae: 6 genera, 18 Recent species.
Distribition: South America.

subfamily Mycetopodinae: 2 genera, 5 Recent species.
Distribition: Central America, South America.

subfamily Leilinae: 1 genus, 2 Recent species.
Distribition: South America.

Page updated: 11:12:37 Wed 11 Sep 2019

 
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