Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Veneroida > Superfamily Veneroidea > Family Veneridae > Genus Polititapes

Polititapes aureus (Gmelin, 1791)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PolititapesChiamenti, 1900accepted genus name

Species group names

Venus aurea Gmelin, 1791 basionym
Paphia aurea (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Paphia lucens (Locard, 1886) synonym
Pullastra intuspunctata Anton, 1838 synonym
Tapes (Tapes) aureus (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Tapes acuminata G. B. Sowerby II, 1854 synonym
Tapes anatina G. B. Sowerby II, 1854 synonym
Tapes anthemodus Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes aureus (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Tapes aureus var. elongata Dautzenberg, 1883 synonym
Tapes aureus var. ovata Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Tapes aureus var. partita Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1893 synonym
Tapes aureus var. quadrata Jeffreys, 1864 synonym
Tapes aureus var. radiata Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1893 synonym
Tapes aureus var. rugata Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1893 synonym
Tapes bourguignati Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes castrensis Deshayes, 1848 synonym
Tapes castrensis var. texturoides Pallary, 1912 synonym
Tapes grangeri Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes hoeberti Brusina, 1865 synonym
Tapes lacunaris Coen, 1914 synonym
Tapes lucens Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes mabillei Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes nasuta Coen, 1914 synonym
Tapes nitidosus Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes nuculoides Coen, 1914 synonym
Tapes pulchellus (Lamarck, 1818) synonym
Tapes pulchellus var. bicolor Pallary, 1900 synonym
Tapes retortus Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes rochebrunei Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes rostratus Locard, 1886 synonym
Tapes servaini Locard, 1886 synonym
Venerupis aurea (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Venerupis lucens (Locard, 1886) synonym
Venus aenea Turton, 1819 synonym
Venus araneosa Philippi, 1847 synonym
Venus aurea Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Venus beudanti Payraudeau, 1826 synonym
Venus bicolor Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Venus catenifera Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Venus florida Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Venus floridella Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Venus nitens Turton, 1819 synonym
Venus nitens Scacchi & Philippi in Philippi, 1844 synonym
Venus pallei Requien, 1848 synonym
Venus petalina Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Venus picturata Requien, 1848 synonym
Venus pulchella Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Venus texturata Lamarck, 1818 synonym


basis of record


additional source

Huber M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.





External Links



Gofas, S. (2014). Polititapes aureus (Gmelin, 1791). 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:246150




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