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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves)

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This page documents data for Linnaeus (1758), such as genera and species attributed to that publication (including known misspellings, misidentifications, and other unavailable names) as well as taxonomic opinions, if available. Taxonomic opinions refer to uses of genera and species as valid and invalid in that work.

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Publication information

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, locis 1: 823, emendanda.

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Attributed Genus Names

Cardium Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: ??.

Solen Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: ??.

Teredo Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 651.

Tellina Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 674.

Arca Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: ??.

Mytilus Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 704, gen. 280.
Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. 1(2): 1155.

Mya Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 670, gen. 269.
Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. 1(2): 1112.
Röding, 1798, unknown publication: 156.

Attributed Species Names

Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758
Lister, 1678, Hist. Anim. Anglic.: [app.] 15, pl. 1, fig. 1. [pre-linnaean]
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 149, fig. 4. [pre-linnaean]
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 671, sp. 20.
Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. 1(2): 1112, sp. 29.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE LS_29, “Habitat in totius orbis arctici cataractis.”.

Venus meretrix Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 686.

Cardium edule Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 681.

Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 651.

Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 705.

Mytilus cygneus Linnaeus, 1758
Lister, 1678, Hist. Anim. Anglic.: 29, pl. 1, fig. 3. [pre-linnaean]
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 193, fig. 8. [pre-linnaean]
Klein, 1753, Tent. Method. Ostrac., etc.: pl. 9, fig. 26. [pre-linnaean]
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 706, sp. 218.
Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. 1(2): 1158, sp. 257.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE LS_257, Europe, a l’embouchure des fleuves.

Tellina cornea Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 678.
(renamed Cornea communis Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811)

Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 670.

Mytilus anatinus Linnaeus, 1758
Lister, 1678, Hist. Anim. Anglic.: 30, 1, fig. 2. [pre-linnaean]
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 154, fig. 9. [pre-linnaean]
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 706, no. 219.
Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. 1(2): 1158, sp. 258.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE LS_258, eaux douces d’Europe.

Mya pictorum Linnaeus, 1758
Lister, 1678, Hist. Anim. Anglic.: [app.] pl. 1, fig. 4. [pre-linnaean]
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 671, sp. 19.
Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. 1(2): 1112, sp. 28.
Type(s): SYNTYPES LS_28, “Habitat in Europae fluviis.”.

Tellina balthica Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 677.

Venus pensylvanica Linnaeus, 1758
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: ??.

Taxonomic Opinions

Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758
+ Dichonca crassissima Klein, 1753

Mya pictorum Linnaeus, 1758

Mytilus anatinus Linnaeus, 1758

Mytilus cygneus Linnaeus, 1758

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