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family

venus clams
Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Venerida »  superfamily Veneroidea

Scientific synonyms

incl. Pitarinae R. Stewart, 1930
Callistinae Habe & Kosuge, 1967
Cooperellidae Dall, 1900

Recently completed profiles

Callpita eucymata Dall, 1890
Callocardia A Adams, 1864
Timoclea scandularis Ch. Hedley, 1909
Gafrarium catillum Ch. Hedley, 1909
Circenita varia (P. Forsskål in C. Niebuhr, 1775)
Circenita callipyga (I. von Born, 1778)
Pitar tumens (Gmelin, 1791)
Callista erycina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Megapitaria maculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Meretrix casta Chemnitz, 1782

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Included taxa

Number of records: 121

subfamily Chioninae Frizzell, 1936
subfamily Petricolinae d'Orbigny, 1840
subfamily Turtoniinae Clark, 1855
subfamily Venerinae Rafinesque, 1815
genus Agriopoma Dall, 1902
genus Amiantis Carpenter, 1864
genus Anomalocardia Schumacher, 1817
genus Anomalodiscus Dall, 1902
genus Antigona Schumacher, 1817
genus Aphrodora Jukes-Browne, 1914
genus Asaphinoides Hodson & Hodson, 1931
genus Atamarcia Marwick, 1927
genus Austrovenus Finlay, 1926
genus Bassina Jukes-Browns, 1914
genus Callista Poli, 1791
genus Callithaca Dall, 1902
genus Callocardia A Adams, 1864
genus Callpita Huber, 2010
genus Chamelea Mörch, 1853
genus Chione Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
genus Chioneryx Iredale, 1924
genus Chionista Keen, 1958
genus Chionopsis Olsson, 1932
genus Circe Schumacher, 1817
genus Circenita Jousseaume, 1888
genus Circomphalus Klein, 1853
genus Clausinella J. E. Gray, 1851
genus Clementia Gray, 1842
genus Compsomyax Stewart, 1930
genus Comus Cox, 1930
genus Costellipitar Habe, 1951
genus Cryptonema Jukes-Browne, 1914
genus Cyclina Deshayes, 1850
genus Cyclinella Dall, 1902
genus Dorisca Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
genus Dosina Gray, 1835
genus Dosinia Scopoli, 1777
genus Egesta Conrad, 1845
genus Eumarcia Iredale, 1924
genus Eurhomalea Cossmann, 1920
genus Ezocallista T. Kira, 1959
genus Frigichione Fletcher, 1938
genus Gafrarium Roding, 1798
genus Gemma Deshayes, 1853
genus Globivenus Coen, 1934
genus Gomphina Mörch, 1853
genus Gomphinella Marwick, 1927
genus Gouldia C. B. Adams, 1847
genus Gouldiopa Iredale, 1924
genus Granicorium Hedley, 1906
genus Gratelupia Desmoulins, 1828
genus Hinemoana Marwick, 1927
genus Humilaria Grant & Gale, 1931
genus Hyphantosoma Dall, 1902
genus Hysteroconcha Dall, 1902
genus Iliochione Olsson, 1961
genus Irus Schmidt, 1818
genus Irusella Hertlein & Grant, 1972
genus Jukesena Iredale, 1915
genus Kaneharaia Makiyama, 1936
genus Katelysia Römer, 1857
genus Katherinella Tegland, 1929
genus Kuia Marwick, 1927
genus Kyrina Jousseaume, 1894
genus Laevicirce Habe, 1951
genus Lamelliconcha Dall, 1902
genus Lepidocardia Dall, 1902
genus Leukomoides Ogasawara, 1976
genus Lioconcha Mörch, 1853
genus Liocyma Dall, 1870
genus Lirophora Conrad, 1863
genus Macridiscus Dall, 1902
genus Macrocallista Meek, 1876
genus Marama Marwick, 1927
genus Marcia H. & A. Adams, 1857
genus Marwickia Finlay, 1930
genus Megapitaria Grant & Gale, 1931
genus Mercenaria Schumacher, 1817
genus Meretrix Lamarck, 1799
genus Meroena Jukes-Browne, 1908
genus Mesochione Tashiro, 1976
genus Microcirce Habe, 1951
genus Notocallista Iredale, 1924
genus Nutricola F. R. Bernard, 1982
genus Paleomarcia Fletcher, 1938
genus Panchione Olsson, 1964
genus Paphia Röding, 1798
genus Paphonotia Hertlein & Strong, 1948
genus Parastarte Conrad, 1862
genus Paratapes Stoliczka, 1870
genus Parvicirce Cosel, 1995
genus Pelecyora Dall, 1902
genus Periglypta Jukes-Browne, 1914
genus Pitar Römer, 1857
genus Pitarenus Rehder & Abbott, 1951
genus Placamen Iredale, 1925
genus Polititapes Chiamenti, 1900
genus Privigna Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
genus Procallithaca Nomura, 1937
genus Protapes Dall, 1902
genus Protocallithaca Nomura, 1937
genus Proxichione Iredale, 1929
genus Pseudamiantis Kuroda, 1933
genus Redicirce Iredale, 1924
genus Rohea Marwick, 1938
genus Ruditapes Chiamenti, 1900 - carpet-shell
genus Samarangia Dall, 1902
genus Saxidomus Conrad, 1837
genus Securella Parker, 1949
genus Siratoria Otuka, 1937
genus Sunetta Link, 1807
genus Sunettina Pfeiffer, 1869
genus Tapes Megerle, 1811 - carpet-shell
genus Tawera Marwick, 1927
genus Timoclea Brown, 1827
genus Tivela Link, 1807
genus Transennella Dall, 1883
genus Transenpitar Fischer-Piette & Testud, 1967
genus Turia Marwick, 1927
genus Veneriglossa Dall, 1886
genus Venerupis Lamarck, 1818 - carpet-shell

Links and literature

CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Veneridae]
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 Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815]
Data retrieved on: 6 April 2014

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