Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Galeommatoidea > Family Montacutidae > Genus Altenaeum

Altenaeum dawsoni (Jeffreys, 1864)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AltenaeumSpaink, 1972accepted genus name

Species group names

Montacuta dawsoni Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Mysella dawsoni (Jeffreys, 1864) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: scheve bultschelp


basis of record

de Kluijver, M.J.; Ingalsuo, S.S.; de Bruyne, R.H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 1. Keys to Mollusca and Brachiopoda. World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14706-3. 1 cd-rom pp.

additional source

Backeljau T., de Meyer M., Janssens L. & Proesmans R. (1984). The systematics and distribution of Altenaum dawsoni (JEFFREYS, 1864) with special reference to some new records from northern Norway (Mollusca, Bivalvia:Condylocardidae). Sarsia 69: 205-209

additional source

Gofas S. & Salas C., 2008. A review of European ‘Mysella’ species (Bivalvia, Montacutidae), with description of Kurtiella new genus. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74(2): 119-135



External Links

Link To GBIF


Gofas, S. (2011). Altenaeum dawsoni (Jeffreys, 1864). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:152312




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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