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class

bivalves
Bivalvia Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks

Scientific synonyms

Acephala
Aglossa
Anodontoda
Conchophora
Cormopoda
Dithra
Elatobranchiata
Elatocephala
Lamellibranchia
Lamellibranchiata

Other names

= clams
= shellfishes

Temporal range:Cambrian - recent

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A class of marine, estuarine or freshwater bivalve mollusks, in which the body is enclosed within two calcareous valves, or shells
Author: Jan Delsing

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Related glossary terms

saritoxin, glochidium

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 7

subclass Protobranchia Pelseneer, 1889
subclass Autobranchia Grobben, 1894

Bivalvia incertae sedis

order Fordillida Pojeta, 1975
order Tuarangiida MacKinnon, 1982
family Cardiolariidae Cope, 1997
family Cirravidae Chernyshev, 1935
family Laurskiidae Khalfin, 1948

Links and literature

CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Bivalvia]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
EN Carter J. et al (2011): A Synoptical Classification of the Bivalvia (Mollusca) [http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/dspace/hand...], Paleontological Contributions 4 [as Bivalvia Linnaeus, 1758 in 1758–1759]
Data retrieved on: 6 April 2014

Data source info

Carter J. et al (2011): A Synoptical Classification of the Bivalvia (Mollusca) [http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/dspace/hand...], Paleontological Contributions 4
[Data retrieved on: 06 April 2014]

Bieler, R., Carter, J.G. & Coan, E.V. (2010): Classification of Bivalve Families, Malacologia 52(2): 113-133
[Data retrieved on: 06 April 2014]

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Explanations

extinct taxon