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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!

The synonymy list the nominal family-group level taxa circumscribed within the valid taxon.

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea

family UNIONIDAE Rafinesque, 1820: nominal family-group taxa
     5 subfamilies, 33 genera

ALASMIDONTIDAE Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 317 [as ‘Alasmidia. Les Alasmides’].
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 268, 381 [as ‘Alasmodontinæ’].
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 8-9, 18.
(correct name for Alasmodontidae Swainson, 1840)
Type genus: Alasmidonta Say, 1818 = Alasmidonta

AMBLEMIDAE Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 310 [as ‘Amblemidia, Les Amblémides’].
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 180.
Type genus: Amblema Rafinesque, 1820 = Amblema

ANODONTIDAE Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 316 [as ‘Anodontidia, Les Anodontides’].
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 286, 381.
Ortmann, 1910, Nautilus 23: 117.
Type genus: Anodonta Lamarck, 1799 = Anodonta

UNIONIDAE Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 290 [as ‘Uniodia, Les Uniodés’].
Fleming, 1828, Hist. Brit. Anim.: 408, 415.
Type genus: Unio Retzius, 1788 = Unio

ALASMODONTIDAE Swainson, 1840
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 264, 268, 275, 287-288, 290, 381.
(name corrected to Alasmidontidae Rafinesque, 1820)
Type genus: Alasmodon Thompson, 1820 = Alasmidonta

LAMPSILIDAE Ihering, 1901
Ihering, 1901, Nautilus 15(4): 53.
Ortmann, 1910, Nautilus 23: 118.
Ortmann, 1912, Ann. Carnegie Mus. 8: 224.
Type genus: Lampsilis Rafinesque, 1820 = Lampsilis

QUADRULIDAE Ihering, 1901
Ihering, 1901, Nautilus 15(5): 53 [as ‘Quadrulinæ’].
Haas, 1929, Senckenbergiana 11: .
Type genus: Quadrula Rafinesque, 1820 = Quadrula

PLEUROBEMIDAE Hannibal, 1912
Hannibal, 1912, Proc. Malac. Soc. London 10(2): 119.
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 179.
Type genus: Pleurobema Rafinesque, 1819 = Pleurobema

PROPTERIDAE Hannibal, 1912
Hannibal, 1912, Proc. Malac. Soc. London 10(2): 119.
Type genus: Proptera Rafinesque, 1819 = Potamilus

GONIDEIDAE Ortmann, 1916
Ortmann, 1916, Nautilus 30: 53.
Type genus: Gonidea Conrad, 1857 = Gonidea

PSEUDODONTIDAE Frierson, 1927
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 67.
Type genus: Pseudodon Gould, 1844 = Pseudodon

LIMNOSCAPHIDAE Lindholm, 1932
Lindholm, 1932, Trans. United Geol. Prosp. Serv. USSR 238: ??.
Type genus: Limnoscapha Lindholm, 1932 = Limnoscapha

PARREYSIIDAE Henderson, 1935
Henderson, 1935, GSA, Spec. Pap. 3: 69.
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 186.
Type genus: Parreysia Conrad, 1853 = Parreysia

CAELATURIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 190.
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 64.
(name corrected to Coelaturidae Modell, 1942)
Type genus: Caelatura Conrad, 1853 = Coelatura

CAFFERIIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 188.
Type genus: Cafferia Simpson, 1900 = Unio

COELATURIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 190 [as ‘Caelaurinae’].
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 116 [as ‘Caelaturinae’].
(correct name for Caelaturidae Modell, 1942)
Type genus: Coelatura Conrad, 1853 = Coelatura

CONTRADENTIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 189.
Modell, 1945, Jena. Z. Med. Naturw. 78: 83.
Type genus: Contradens Haas, 1911 = Lens

ELLIPTIONIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 178, 180.
Modell, 1943, Arch. Moll. 75: 110.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 88.
Type genus: Elliptio Rafinesque, 1819 = Elliptio

HEUDEANIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 184.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 101.
Type genus: Heudeana Frierson, 1922 = Ptychorhynchus

HYRIOPSIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 188.
Modell, 1945, Jena. Z. Med. Naturw. 78: 83.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 112.
Habe, 1977, Mollusc. Japan: 116.
Type genus: Hyriopsis Conrad, 1853 = Hyriopsis

LAMELLIDENTIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 188.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 111.
Type genus: Lamellidens Simpson, 1900 = Lamellidens

LAMPROTULIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 187.
Modell, 1943, Arch. Moll. 75: 113.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 109.
Type genus: Lamprotula Simpson, 1900 = Lamprotula

NANNONAIIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 190.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 117.
Type genus: Nannonaia Haas, 1913 = Elongaria

PSEUDAVICULIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 176.
Type genus: Pseudavicula Simpson, 1900 = Prisodontopsis

RECTIDENTIDAE Modell, 1942
Modell, 1942, Arch. Moll. 74(5/6): 189.
Modell, 1945, Jena. Z. Med. Naturw. 78: 83.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 113.
Type genus: Rectidens Simpson, 1900 = Rectidens

BRAZZAEAIDAE Leloup, 1950
Leloup, 1950, Res. Sci. Explor. Hydrob. Lac Tanganyika (1946-1947) 3: 73.
Pain & Woodward, 1968, Rev. Zool. Botan. Afr. 77: 192.
Type genus: Brazzaea Bourguignat, 1886 = Brazzaea

PSEUDOSPATHIDAE Leloup, 1950
Leloup, 1950, Res. Sci. Explor. Hydrob. Lac Tanganyika (1946-1947) 3: 111.
Pain & Woodward, 1968, Rev. Zool. Botan. Afr. 77: 193, 212.
Type genus: Pseudospatha Simpson, 1900 = Pseudospatha

CUNEOPSIDAE Mongin, 1963
Mongin, 1963, Mém. Soc. Géol. France 96: 19.
Type genus: Cuneopsis Simpson, 1900 = Cuneopsis

DENTASPATHARIIDAE Modell, 1964
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 83.
Type genus: Dentaspatharia Modell, 1964 = Dentaspatharia

ACUTICOSTIDAE Starobogatov, 1967
Starobogatov, 1967, Trudy 3rd Sess. Vses. Paleont. Obshch. 9: 178.
Type genus: Acuticosta Simpson, 1900 = Acuticosta

MWERUELLIDAE Pain & Woodward, 1968
Pain & Woodward, 1968, Rev. Zool. Botan. Afr. 77: 193, 200.
Type genus: Mweruella Haas, 1936 = Prisodontopsis

PRISODONTOPSIDAE Pain & Woodward, 1968
Pain & Woodward, 1968, Rev. Zool. Botan. Afr. 77: 193, 206.
Type genus: Prisodontopsis Tomlin, 1928 = Prisodontopsis

ARCIDOPSIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 61, 283.
Type genus: Arcidopsis Simpson, 1900 = Arcidopsis

CYPROGENIIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287.
Type genus: Cyprogenia Agassiz, 1852 = Cyprogenia

DROMIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287.
Type genus: Dromus Simpson, 1900 = Dromus

FRIERSONIIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287.
Type genus: Friersonia Ortmann, 1912 = Friersonia

GLEBULIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287.
Type genus: Glebula Conrad, 1853 = Glebula

HEMISOLASMIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 73.
Type genus: Hemisolasma Rafinesque, 1831 = Indonaia

LEGUMINAIIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 61, 283.
Type genus: Leguminaia Conrad, 1865 = Leguminaia

MEDIONIDIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287.
Type genus: Medionidus Simpson, 1900 = Medionidus

MEGALONAIADIDAE Heard & Guckert, 1970
Heard & Guckert, 1970, Malacologia 10: 338.
Type genus: Megalonaias Utterback, 1915 = Megalonaias

OXYNAIIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 65, 284.
Type genus: Oxynaia Haas, 1911 = Nodularia

PHYSUNIONIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 68.
Type genus: Physunio Simpson, 1900 = Physunio

PILAEIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287.
(name corrected to Pileidae Starobogatov, 1970)
Type genus: Pilea Simpson, 1900 = Epioblasma

PILEIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287 [as ‘Pilaeini’].
(correct name for Pilaeidae Starobogatov, 1970)
Type genus: Pilea Simpson, 1900 = Epioblasma

POPENAIADIDAE Heard & Guckert, 1970
Heard & Guckert, 1970, Malacologia 10: 339.
Type genus: Popenaias Frierson, 1927 = Popenaias

PSILUNIONIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 65, 284.
Type genus: Psilunio Sabba Stefanescu, 1896 = Potomida

PTYCHOBRANCHIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70, 287.
Type genus: Ptychobranchus Simpson, 1900 = Ptychobranchus

STROPHITIDAE Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 69, 287.
Gordon, 1980, Proc. Ark. Acad. Sci. 34: 58.
Gordon, 1985, Nautilus 99: 8.
Type genus: Strophitus Rafinesque, 1820 = Strophitus

MODELLNAIIDAE Brandt, 1974
Brandt, 1974, Arch. Moll. 105: 301.
Type genus: Modellnaia Brandt, 1974 = Modellnaia

ANADONTIDAE Zatravkin, 1983
‘Rafinesque’ Zatravkin, 1983, [in] I.M. Likharev, Molluscs: 41.
(error for Anodontidae Rafinesque, 1820)
Type genus: Anodonta Lamarck, 1799 = Anodonta

PSEUDANODONTIDAE Stadnichenko, 1984
‘Jaeckel’ Stadnichenko, 1984, Fauna Ukrayiny 29: 112.
Type genus: Pseudanodonta Bourguignat, 1876 = Pseudanodonta

NODULARIIDAE Bogatov & Zatravkin, 1988
‘Starobogatov & Zatravkin’ Bogatov & Zatravkin, 1988, Trudy Zool. Inst. 187: 25.
Type genus: Nodularia Conrad, 1853 = Nodularia

JILINOCONCHIDAE Ma, 1989
Ma, 1989, unknown publication: 259.
Type genus: Jilinoconcha Ma, 1989 = Plesielliptio

BRACHYANODONTIDAE Starobogatov et al., 2004
Starobogatov et al., 2004, Key Freshw. Invert. Russia 6 (molluscs, polychaetes, nemerteans): 30.
Type genus: Brachyanodon Fischer & Crosse, 1894 = Anodonta

CHAMBERLAINIIDAE Lopes-Lima et al., 2017
Bogan, Froufe & Lopes-Lima in Lopes-Lima et al., 2017, MPE 106: 182, 185.
Type genus: Chamberlainia Simpson, 1900 = Chamberlainia

CRISTARIIDAE Lopes-Lima et al., 2017
Lopes-Lima, Bogan & Froufe in Lopes-Lima et al., 2017, MPE 106: 180.
Type genus: Cristaria Schumacher, 1817 = Cristaria

LANCEOLARIIDAE Lopes-Lima et al., 2017
Froufe, Lopes-Lima, & Bogan in Lopes-Lima et al., 2017, MPE 106: 181.
Type genus: Lanceolaria Conrad, 1853 = Lanceolaria

LEOPARREYSIIDAE Bolotov et al., 2017
Vikhrev, Bolotov & Kondakov in Bolotov et al., 2017, Sci. Repts. 7: 2.
Type genus: Leoparreysia Bolotov et al., 2017 = Leoparreysia

PILSBRYOCONCHIDAE Bolotov et al., 2017
Bolotov, Vikhrev et Tumpeesuwan in Bolotov et al., 2017, Sci. Repts. 7: 11.
Type genus: Pilsbryoconcha Simpson, 1900 = Pilsbryoconcha

INDOCHINELLIDAE Bolotov et al., 2018
Bolotov, Pfeiffer, Vikhrev, & Konopleva in Bolotov et al., 2018, Sci. Repts. 8: 5.
Type genus: Indochinella Bolotov et al., 2018 = Indochinella

ACULAMPROTULIDAE Huang et al., 2019
Huang & Wu in Huang et al., 2019, MPE 130: 57.
Type genus: Aculamprotula Wu et al., 1999 = Aculamprotula

LEPIDODESMIDAE Huang et al., 2019
Huang & Wu in Huang et al., 2019, MPE 130: 57.
Type genus: Lepidodesma Simpson, 1896 = Lepidodesma

MIDDENDORFFINAIIDAE Lopes-Lima et al., 2020
Lopes-Lima, Bolotov & Bogan in Lopes-Lima et al., 2020, MPE 146: [23].
Type genus: Middendorffinaia Moskvicheva & Starobogatov, 1973 = Middendorffinaia

CTENODESMIDAE Zieritz et al., 2021
Pfeiffer, Zieritz, Rahim & Lopes- Lima in Zieritz et al., 2021, Aquatic Conserv.: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 31: 9.
Type genus: Ctenodesma Simpson, 1900 = Ctenodesma

POPENAIDIDAE Graf & Cummings, 2021
Graf & Cummings, 2021, J. Moll. Studies 87(1): 6.
(error for Popenaiadidae Heard & Guckert, 1970)
Type genus: Popenaias Frierson, 1927 = Popenaias

SCHEPMANIIDAE Zieritz et al., 2021
Lopes-Lima, Pfeiffer & Zieritz in Zieritz et al., 2021, Aquatic Conserv.: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 31: 8.
Type genus: Schepmania Haas, 1910 = Schepmania

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