WoRMS name details

Musculidae Iredale, 1939

866316  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:866316)

 unaccepted (see taxonomic note)
Family
marine, brackish
recent + fossil
Not documented
Taxonomy Ranked as family within superfamily Mytiloidea by Morton (2015) based on some anatomical characters. However, in this paper...  
Taxonomy Ranked as family within superfamily Mytiloidea by Morton (2015) based on some anatomical characters. However, in this paper the type species of Musculus viz. Musculus discors (Linnaeus, 1767) is classified in the Modiolidae, also ranked as family. Taking into account this inconsistency and the lack of a consesus on the phylogeny of the Mytiloidea, a single family Mytilidae is here retained.  [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Musculidae Iredale, 1939. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=866316 on 2022-05-20
Date
action
by
2015-12-23 10:01:53Z
created
2016-01-04 17:33:52Z
changed
2018-03-19 21:31:20Z
changed

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basis of record Morton B. (2015). Evolution and adaptive radiation in the Mytiloidea (Bivalvia): clues from the pericardial-posterior byssal retractor musculature complex. <em>Molluscan Research.</em> 35(4): 227-245., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2015.1053167 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Ranked as family within superfamily Mytiloidea by Morton (2015) based on some anatomical characters. However, in this paper the type species of Musculus viz. Musculus discors (Linnaeus, 1767) is classified in the Modiolidae, also ranked as family. Taking into account this inconsistency and the lack of a consesus on the phylogeny of the Mytiloidea, a single family Mytilidae is here retained.  [details]