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Family ETHERIIDAE

Global Distribution of the Etheriidae. The thin yellow wedge of the pie represents the diversity of the family.
Global Distribution of the Etheriidae. The thin yellow wedge of the pie represents the diversity of the family (4 of 887).

The Etheriidae is the least species rich of all six freshwater mussel families with only four species. However, these species have a widely disjunct, Gondwanan distribution in Afrotropica, Neotropica and Indotropica. The monophyly of the family has been disputed.

 

Superfamily ETHERIOIDEA Deshayes, 1830
Family ETHERIIDAE s.s.

Etheria Lamarck, 1807

Etheria

  1. E. elliptica Lamarck, 1807
Acostaea d’Orbigny, 1851

  1. A. rivolii (Deshayes, 1827)
Bartlettia H. Adams, 1866

Bartlettia

  1. B. stefanensis (Moricand, 1856)
Pseudomulleria Anthony, 1907

Pseudomulleria

  1. P. dalyi (E.A. Smith, 1898)
 
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