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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 138533

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuheterodonta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneroida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellinoidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellinidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellininae
Status accepted
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Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellininae Blainville, 1814
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngulus Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina (Angulus) Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
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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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina fabula Gmelin, 1791
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina tenuis da Costa, 1778

Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina (Angulus) Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina Linnaeus, 1758 (alternate representation)
Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina (Moerella) P. Fischer, 1887 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoerella P. Fischer, 1887 (alternate representation)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina (Moerella) pygmaea Lovén, 1846 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoerella pygmaea (Lovén, 1846) (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTellina pygmaea Lovén, 1846 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoerella pygmaea (Lovén, 1846) (alternate representation)
Environment marine
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface grazer [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification The systematics of Tellinidae lacks a recent revision based on a phylogenetic hypothesis, and is currently in a state of confusion. Different approaches are taken according to authors, one of them being to list most of the species of Tellininae under the Linnean genus Tellina s.l. (e.g. Coan & Valentich-Scott, 2012), eventually distributed in subgenera, the opposite being to distribute the species among several genera (e.g. Nordsieck, 1969; Okutani, 2000; Mikkelsen & Bieler, 2008). The generic placements are usually not supported by phylogenetic reconstruction and are sometimes erroneous (e.g. placement of many European species in Angulus Megerle von Mühlfeldt, 1811).
Awaiting a definitive phylogenetic hypothesis of the subfamily Tellininae, the classification presented herein follows, unless otherwise stated, that of the Treasise on Invertebrate Paleontology (Cox et al., 1969). Most species are represented under Tellina s.l., as alternate representation to the combination with the different subgenera. Based on some leading sources (e.g. Okutani, 2000; Mikkelsen & Bieler, 2008, and recently published papers), we also list as alternate representation the combinations in which the subgenera of the Treatise are treated as full genus.  [details]
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138533
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2013-03-31 09:47:20Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
  
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  Citation: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Tellina Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138533 on 2014-08-23