Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia 
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Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia
Authority Linnaeus, 1758
Status accepted
Rank Class
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca
Source  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 [details]

Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortweekleppigen  [details]
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 Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta
Subclass Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteriomorphia
Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Fossil range recent + fossil
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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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]
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-01-30 14:43:20Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2016-05-09 08:14:19Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2016). Bivalvia. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at on 2016-09-26