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Margaritifera  Schumacher, 1816
Taxonomic Serial No.: 80370

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Cumberlandia Ortmann, 1912
    Margaritana Schumacher, 1817
    Potamida Agassiz, 1846
    Damalis Leach, 1847
    Baphia Mörch, 1853
    Baryana Bourguignat in Locard, 1889
    Margaritiferana Fagot, 1893
    Margaritanopsis Haas, 1910
    Pseudunio Haas, 1910
    Dahurinaia Starobogatov, 1970
    Schalienaia Starobogatov, 1970
    Kurilinaia Zatravkin & Bogatov in Bogatov & Zatravkin, 1988
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumMollusca  – mollusques, molusco, molluscs, mollusks  
                ClassBivalvia Linnaeus, 1758 – bivalves, clams, bivalves, palourdes, bivalve, mexilhão, ostra  
                   SubclassPalaeoheterodonta Newell, 1965  
                      OrderUnionoida Stoliczka, 1871  
                         SuperfamilyUnionoidea Rafinesque, 1820  
                            FamilyMargaritiferidae Haas, 1940  
                               GenusMargaritifera Schumacher, 1816  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Margaritifera auricularia (Spengler, 1793)  
                                  Species Margaritifera dahurica (Middendorff, 1850)  
                                  Species Margaritifera falcata (Gould, 1850) – western pearlshell 
                                  Species Margaritifera hembeli (Conrad, 1838) – Louisiana pearlshell 
                                  Species Margaritifera homsensis (Lea, 1865)  
                                  Species Margaritifera laevis (Haas, 1910)  
                                  Species Margaritifera laosensis (Lea, 1863)  
                                  Species Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) – eastern pearlshell 
                                  Species Margaritifera marocana (Pallary, 1918)  
                                  Species Margaritifera marrianae R.I. Johnson, 1983 – Alabama pearlshell 
                                  Species Margaritifera middendorffi (Rosén, 1926)  
                                  Species Margaritifera monodonta (Say, 1829) – spectaclecase 
                                  Species Margaritifera togakushiensis Kondo & Kobayashi, 2005  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: MUSSEL Project Web Site, website (version 08Aug2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2013. The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves), updated 8 August 2013. MUSSEL Project Web Site,   
  Reference for: Margaritifera   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Margaritifera   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turgeon, D. D., J. F. Quinn, Jr., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, F. G. Hochberg, W. G. Lyons, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks, 2nd ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26   
  Page(s): 526   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-01-8, 0097-0638  
  Reference for: Margaritifera   

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