Page last updated
Thu 04 Apr 2024

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.

Search the database pages:

Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Unioninae | Unionini

genus Schistodesmus Simpson, 1900: nominal genera
     3 valid species

Schistodesmus Simpson, 1900
Simpson, 1900, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 22: 803 [as ‘Shistodesmus’].
Simpson, 1914, Descr. Cat. Naiades: 939.
(correct name for Shistodesmus Simpson, 1900)
Type species: Unio (Dysnomia) lampreyanus Baird & Adams, 1867 (orig. desig.) = Schistodesmus lampreyanus

Shistodesmus Simpson, 1900
Simpson, 1900, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 22: 803 [also as ‘Shistodesma’].
(incorrect original spelling of Schistodesmus Simpson, 1900)

Taxonomic History (since 1900)

Shistodesmus [sic]Simpson (1900), Preston (1912), Haas (1969)
SchistodesmusHaas (1914), Simpson (1914), Thiele (1934), Haas (1969), ..., Liu et al. (2023), Wu et al. (2023), Dai et al. (2024), Wu et al. (2024)
ShistodesmusHabe (1977)
LamprotulaWu et al. (2020)

Page updated: 07:04:27 Thu 04 Apr 2024

NSF icon MUSSEL icon
"Making the world a better place, one mollusk at a time."