Mya Linnaeus, 1758

Zhang, Jun-Long, Xu, Feng-Shan & Liu, Rui-Yu, 2012, The Myidae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from Chinese waters with description of a new species, Zootaxa 3383, pp. 39-60: 43

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Mya Linnaeus, 1758
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Genus Mya Linnaeus, 1758 

Mya Linnaeus, 1758: 670  .

Hiatula Modeer, 1793: 178  (fide Keen, 1969: 691). Myarius Duméril, 1806: 168 (fide Keen, 1969: 691). Arenomya Winckworth, 1930: 15  .

Diagnosis. Shell thick, gaping both anteriorly and posteriorly; sculpture of commarginal growth lines. Type species. Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758  (by subsequent designation of Children, 1822) ( ICZN Op. 94, Dir. 72; see ICZN 2011).

Remarks. Some authors recognize two subgenera, Arenomya  and Mya  ( Bernard 1979; Habe 1977; Keen 1969; MacNeil 1965). However, Winckworth (1930) erected Arenomya  without diagnosis only because “The marked conchological differences between adult Arenomya  and Mya  (type truncata  L.) seem sufficient reason for giving this name” ( Winckworth 1930: 15). Coan et al. (2000) argued that any character chosen for a subgeneric distinction would leave one or more species in a doubtful position. This view is followed here.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Myoida

Family

Myidae

Loc

Mya Linnaeus, 1758

Zhang, Jun-Long, Xu, Feng-Shan & Liu, Rui-Yu 2012
2012
Loc

Hiatula

Keen 1969: 691
Keen 1969: 691
Winckworth 1930: 15
1969
Loc

Mya

Linnaeus 1758: 670