Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Pterioida > Superfamily Pterioidea > Family Pteriidae > Genus Pteria

Pteria hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PteriaScopoli, 1777accepted genus name
Avicula Bruguière, 1792 synonym

Species group names

Avicula vitrea Reeve, 1857 basionym
Avicula aculeata Risso, 1826 synonym
Avicula anglica Brown, 1827 synonym
Avicula britannica Leach, 1852 synonym
Avicula falcata Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Avicula gruneri Dunker, 1872 synonym
Avicula jeffreysi Dunker, 1872 synonym
Avicula plicatula Dunker, 1872 synonym
Avicula tarentina Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Avicula undata Dunker, 1872 synonym
Avicula versicolor Dunker, 1872 synonym
Avicula vitrea Reeve, 1857 synonym
Mytilus hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Pinctada apus Röding, 1798 synonym
Pinctada brunnea Röding, 1798 synonym
Pteria vitrea (Reeve, 1857) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: midhja zog sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 English: wing shell sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Wing Shell sources: Charles Hussey
 Greek: Φτερόστρειδο


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.

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
GenBank (14 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


Tëmkin, I.; Gofas, S. (2014). Pteria hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140891




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