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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia 
AphiaID: 105

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum)
Authority Linnaeus, 1758
Status accepted
Rank Class
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorConchifera (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamellibranchiata (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPelecypoda (synonym)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortweekleppigen  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbivalves and clamsUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbivalves  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormusslor  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorДвостулкові молюскиUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorДвостулкові  [details]
Direct child
taxa (6)

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 Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta
Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalaeoheterodonta
Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtobranchia
Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteriomorphia

Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomalodesmacea accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta
Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPaleoheterodonta accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalaeoheterodonta
Environment marine
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Current results in bivalve phylogeny indicate that Anomalodesmata are probably a monophyletic group (Dreyer et al., 2003; Taylor et al., 2007) but nested within Euheterodonta. This provides support to what is proposed by Giribet & Wheeler (2003) to merely merge Anomalodesmata into Heterodonta s.l. (note that Tree of Life still uses Anomalodsmata with equal rank to Pteriomorpha, Paleoheterodonta, Heterodonta...). It is helpful to reflect that these superfamilies go together and therefore keep the name Anomalodesmata as an order of the Euheterodonta.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature This class of molluscs probably holds a record of alternative names which have been applied to it. Among these Pelecypoda Goldfuss, 1820 and Lamellibranchiata de Blainville, 1816 have been quite extensively used in XXth century literature but Conchifera Lamarck, 1818 [not to be confused with Conchifera Gegenbaur, 1878, coined for a totally different concept of a taxon uniting all shelled molluscs except Polyplacophora] and Acephala Cuvier, 1795 also appear in the XIXth century literature.
Although "Bivalvia" is a valid name for the class and has gained general acceptance following the Treatise on Invertebrate Palaeontology (Cox in Moore, 1969), some would prefer "Pelecypoda", on the grounds that other animal groups exist with bivalved shells (e.g. Brachiopoda, Ostracoda and some Gastropoda), that some animals attributed to Bivalvia (e.g. Rostroconchia) have non-bivalved shells, and that the name is consonant with other molluscan classes.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-01-30 14:43:20Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Bivalvia. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105 on 2014-10-21
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