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Volume 52 No. 2

Vol. 52, No. 2                       MALACOLOGIA                              2010
                                              Contents

Abstract ........................................................................................................... 4
Introduction ..................................................................................................... 4


PART 1. NOMENCLATOR OF BIVALVE NAMES OF THE FAMILY-GROUP AND ABOVE
 [Bouchet & Rocroi]

A Summary of the Rules of Nomenclature Applying to Family-Group Names ... 4
Availability of Names ........................................................................................ 5
Formation of Names ......................................................................................... 6
Validity ............................................................................................................. 8
Principle of Coordination .................................................................................. 9
Status of Names in the Official List of Family-Group Names in Zoology ........ 10
Cases to be submitted to the commission ...................................................... 10
Nomenclator ................................................................................................... 10
Growth in Numbers of Bivalve Family-Group Names ...................................... 10
Format of the List ........................................................................................... 12
Nomenclator of Bivalve Family-Group Names ................................................ 14
List of Bivalve Names above the Family-Group .............................................. 90


PART 2. CLASSIFICATION OF BIVALVE FAMILIES
[Bieler, Carter & Coan]

Purpose, Rationale and Conventions ........................................................... 113
Class Bivalvia .............................................................................................. 114
Subclass, Order, and SPF uncertain ............................................................. 114
Subclass Protobranchia [= Palaeotaxodonta] .............................................. 114
      Order uncertain .................................................................................... 114
      Order Nuculida ..................................................................................... 115
      Order Solemyida ................................................................................... 115
      Order Nuculanida ................................................................................. 115
  Subclass Autobranchia ............................................................................. 116
     Superorder and Order uncertain ............................................................. 116
     Superorder Nepiomorphia ...................................................................... 116
      Order Praecardiida ................................................................................ 116
      Order Antipleurida ................................................................................ 116
    Superorder Pteriomorphia ....................................................................... 116
      Order uncertain .................................................................................... 116
      Order Mytilida ...................................................................................... 116
      Order Cyrtodontida .............................................................................. 117
      Order Arcida ........................................................................................ 117
      Order Pteriida ...................................................................................... 118
      Order Ostreida ..................................................................................... 119
      Order Pectinida .................................................................................... 119
      Order Limida ........................................................................................ 121
  Superorder Heteroconchia ....................................................................... 122
      Order uncertain ................................................................................... 122
   Clade Palaeoheterodonta ........................................................................ 122
      Order Trigoniida .................................................................................. 122
      Order Unionida .................................................................................... 123
    Clade Heterodonta ................................................................................ 125
       Order uncertain .................................................................................. 125
       Order Lucinida ................................................................................... 125
       Order Actinodontida .......................................................................... 125
       Order Carditida .................................................................................. 125
       Order uncertain ................................................................................. 126
      “Megalodonts” .................................................................................... 126
      Order Hippuritida ............................................................................... 127
      Order Venerida ................................................................................... 127
      Order Myida ....................................................................................... 131
      Order uncertain .................................................................................. 131
      Order Pholadomyida = Anomalodesmata ........................................... 132
      Order Orthonotida .............................................................................. 133

Acknowledgments ................................................................................... 134
References ............................................................................................... 134
Index ....................................................................................................... 173



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