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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!

For each valid genus, the nominal generic synonyms are listed. The taxonomic history (since 1900) at the bottom of the page lists the genera to which all of the currently included species have been classified.

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genus Margaritifera Schumacher, 1816: nominal genera
     26 valid species

Margaritifera Schumacher, 1816
Schumacher, 1816, Overs. Dansk. Vid. Selsk. Forhandl. Kjobehhaven 1816: 7 [as ‘Margartifera’].
(correct name for Margartifera Schumacher, 1816)
Type species: Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758 (monotypy) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Margartifera Schumacher, 1816
Schumacher, 1816, Overs. Dansk. Vid. Selsk. Forhandl. Kjobehhaven 1816: 7.
(incorrect original spelling of Margaritifera Schumacher, 1816)

Margaritana Schumacher, 1817
Schumacher, 1817, Essai. Nouv. Syst.: 41, 123.
Type species: Margaritana fluviatilis Schumacher, 1817 (monotypy) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Damaris Swainson, 1823
‘Leach’ Swainson, 1823, Zool. Illustr. 3(1): pl. 160.
Gray, 1840, Synopt. Cont. Brit. Mus. 42nd ed.: 138, 150.
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 321.
Type species: Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758 (monotypy) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Margatifera Schumacher, 1823
Schumacher, 1823, Overs. Dansk. Vid. Selsk. Forhandl. Kjobehhaven: 6.
(error for Margaritifera Schumacher, 1816)

Damalis Leach, 1847
Leach, 1847, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 20: 273.
(homonym of Fabricius, 1805 [Diptera]; error for Damaris Swainson, 1823)
Type species: Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758 (monotypy) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Unionidium Gray, 1851
Gray, 1851, List Brit. Animals Brit. Mus. (7): 105.
Type species: Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758 (monotypy) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Baphia Mörch, 1853
Meuschen, 1787, Mus. Gevers: 472 [as ‘Baphiæ’]. [nomen nudum]
‘Meusch. 1787’ Mörch, 1853, Cat. Conch. Yoldi 2: 48.
(homonym of Gray, 1847 [Malleidae]; intro'd as sub-gen. of Unio Retzius, 1788)
Type species: Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758 (orig. desig.) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Danalis Mörch, 1853
Mörch, 1853, Cat. Conch. Yoldi 2: 48.
(intro'd as syn. of Baphia Mörch, 1853)

Margaritiferana Fagot, 1893
Fagot, 1893, Bull. Soc. Ramond 28: 258.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Margaritana Schumacher, 1817)
Type species: Unio elongata Lamarck, 1819 (monotypy) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Dahurinaia Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 60, 282.
Type species: Unio (Alasm.) dahuricus Middendorff, 1850 (orig. desig.) = Margaritifera dahurica

Hungaramblema Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 61, 283.
Type species: Margaritifera inaequiradiata hantkeni Modell, 1950 (orig. desig.) = Margaritifera hantkeni

Paraheudeana Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 61, 283.
Type species: Unio valdensis Mantell, 1844 (orig. desig.) = Margaritifera valdensis

Schalienaia Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 61, 283.
Type species: Unio hembeli Conrad, 1838 (orig. desig.) = Margaritifera hembeli

Shifangella Liu, 1981
Liu, 1981, Bull. Chengdu. Inst. Geol. Min. Res. 2(1): 121.
Type species: Shifangella margartiferiformis Liu, 1981 () = Margaritifera margartiferiformis

Palaeomargaritifera Ma, 1984
Ma, 1984, unknown publication: 606.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Margaritifera Schumacher, 1816)
Type species: Margaritifera (Palaeomargaritifera) guangyuanensis Ma, 1984 () = Margaritifera guangyuanensis

Dianoconcha Guo, 1988
Guo, 1988, Yunnan Geol. 7: 121.
Type species: Dianoconcha alata Guo, 1988 () = Margaritifera alata

Kurilinaia Bogatov & Zatravkin, 1988
Zatravkin & Bogatov in Bogatov & Zatravkin, 1988, Trudy Zool. Inst. 187: 158.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Dahurinaia Starobogatov, 1970)
Type species: Dahurinaia kurilensis Zatravkin & Starobogatov, 1984 (original designation) = Margaritifera laevis

Pseudomargaritifera Ma, 1996
Ma, 1996, unknown publication: 420.
Type species: Pseudomargaritifera plana Ma, 1996 () = Margaritifera plana

Solenoides Ma, 1996
Ma, 1996, unknown publication: 422.
Type species: Solenaia tanggulaensis Zhang et al., 1979 () = Margaritifera tanggulaensis

Margaritiana Yang et al., 2014
Yang et al., 2014, mtDNA 26(5): 716.
(error for Margaritana Schumacher, 1817)

Taxonomic History (since 1900)

MargaritanaSimpson (1900), Rochebrune (1903), Kobelt (1904), Ortmann (1909), ..., Clench & Turner (1956), Zhadin (1965), Liu et al. (1979), Bába (2000)
Unio (sec. Lymnium)Simpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Margaritana (Pseudunio)Hannibal (1912)
Hannibal (1912), Simpson (1914)
MigranajaHannibal (1912)
PtychorhynchusSimpson (1914)
MargaritiferaModell (1931), Henderson (1935), Mandahl-Barth (1938), Haas (1940), ..., Zieritz et al. (2021), Gomes-dos-Santos et al. (2021), FMCS (2021), Wu et al. (2022)
Margaritana (s.s.)Thiele (1934)
UnioHenderson (1935), Kira (1954)
CumberlandiaModell (1957)
Margaritifera (Pseudunio)Mongin (1963)
Margaritifera (s.s.)Haas (1969), Haas (1969), Falkner et al. (2001), Falkner et al. (2002), Bolotov et al. (2016)
DahurinaiaStarobogatov (1970), Moskvicheva (1973), Zatravkin (1983), Zatravkin & Bogatov (1987), ..., Takeuchi et al. (2015), Vinarski & Kantor (2016), Feng et al. (2016), Aunins et al. (2018)
SchalienaiaStarobogatov (1970)
ParaheudeanaStarobogatov (1970)
HungaramblemaStarobogatov (1970)
Dahurinaia (s.s.)Bogatov & Zatravkin (1988), Korniushin (1998)
Dahurinaia (Kurilinaia)Bogatov & Zatravkin (1988), Korniushin (1998)
Margaritifera (Dahurinaia)Habe (1991), Ziuganov et al. (1994)
PseudunioD.G. Smith (2001)
MargaritanopsisD.G. Smith (2001)
KurilinaiaBogatov et al. (2003), Starobogatov et al. (2004), Kantor & Sysoev (2005), Kantor et al. (2010)
ShifangellaFang et al. (2009)
Margaritifera (Palaeomargaritifera)Fang et al. (2009)
DianoconchaFang et al. (2009), Araujo et al. (2016)
PseudomargaritiferaFang et al. (2009)
SolenoidesFang et al. (2009)
Margaritiana [sic]Yang et al. (2014)
Margaritifera?Delvene et al. (2016)

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