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Wed 15 May 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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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Unioninae

tribe Unionini

genus Unio Philipsson in Retzius, 1788: 22 Recent species.
112 generic synonyms | 33 valid species
Distribition: Afrotropics, East Asia, North America, North Eurasia.

genus Nodularia Conrad, 1853: 8 Recent species.
6 generic synonyms | 8 valid species
Distribition: East Asia, North Eurasia.

genus Aculamprotula Wu, Liang, Wang & Ouyang, 1999: 7 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 7 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Cuneopsis Simpson, 1900: 7 Recent species.
3 generic synonyms | 7 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Acuticosta Simpson, 1900: 4 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 4 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Inversiunio Habe, 1991: 4 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 4 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Rhombuniopsis Haas, 1920: 3 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 3 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Schistodesmus Simpson, 1900: 2 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 2 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Diaurora Cockerell, 1903: 1 Recent species.
2 generic synonyms | 1 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

genus Lepidodesma Simpson, 1896: 1 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 2 valid species
Distribition: East Asia.

Page updated: 16:04:24 Wed 15 May 2019

 
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