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Thu 07 Mar 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 | 31 valid species
Distribition: Nearctic, Afrotropical, Palearctic, Indotropical.

genus Nodularia Conrad, 1853: 8 Recent species.
6 generic synonyms | 8 valid species
Distribition: Palearctic, Indotropical.

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

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

genus Acuticosta Simpson, 1900: 5 Recent species.
1 generic synonym | 5 valid species
Distribition: Indotropical.

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

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

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

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

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

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