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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamellibranchiata 
AphiaID: 234066

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamellibranchiata
Authority Blainville, 1824
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia
Rank Class
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca
Sources  original description Blainville, H. (1816). Prodrome d'une nouvelle distribution systématique du règne animal. Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomatique de Paris. 1816: 105-112 [sic for 113-120] +121-124., available online at
page(s): 122 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature The name appears as early as 1816 as vernacular "Lamellibranches", merely as a name in a classification scheme without any description or indication of its content. It is first given a description, still as vernacular "Lamellibranches", by Blainville (1822: 202) in a section "De la peau dans les Malacozoaires" of a treatise on comparative anatomy where he disusses at length (pp. 198-208) the classification of the molluscs. The name was first latinized as Lamellibranchiata, again accompanied by a description, in Blainville's (1824) entry on "Mollusques" in the Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles vol. 32, p. 306. [details]
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2006-09-18 06:49:16Z  created  Martinez, Olga
2009-03-02 19:12:09Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2009-03-16 21:28:27Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2009). Lamellibranchiata. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2017). European Register of Marine Species at on 2017-10-21
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