Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Genus Glycymeris da Costa, 1778

Compiler and date details

2011 - Philippe Bouchet & Jean-Pierre Rocroi, generic information

December 2010 - Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Des Beechey, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-Malaysia, Philippines.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Lord Howe Province (14), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

General References

Cotton, B.C. 1961. South Australian Mollusca. Pelecypoda. Adelaide : W.L. Hawes, Government Printer 363 pp. [Date published Oct: Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia Series] [56]

Dall, W.H. 1911. Some remarks on the nomenclature of the Veneridae. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 9: 349-351 [350]

Dall, W.H. 1912. Note of the generic name Pectunculus. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 10: 255-256 [255-256]

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, Germany : ConchBooks 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. [149, 579]

Jukes-Browne, A.J. 1904. On some questions of nomenclature. Journal of Conchology 2(4): 97-103 [101]

Jukes-Browne, A.J. 1911. On the names used by Bolten and Da Costa for genera of Veneridae. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 9(4): 241-251 [249-250]

Ludbrook, N.H. 1955. The molluscan fauna of the Pliocene strata underlying the Adelaide plains. Part II. Pelecypoda. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 78: 18-87 [25]

Ludbrook, N.H. 1984. Quaternary molluscs of South Australia. South Australian Department of Mines and Energy, Handbook 9: 1-327 [146]

Marwick, J. 1923. Art. 2. The genus Glycymeris in the Tertiary of New Zealand. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 54: 63-80, pl. 1-7 [63-64]

Nicol, D. 1945. Genera and Subgenera of the pelecypod family Glycymerididae. Journal of Paleontology 19: 616-621 [620] (synonymy, type species, authors, discussion of status)

Vokes, H.E. 1956. Some pelecypod illustrations of the effect of the Copenhagen Decision defining the limits of generic homonymy. Journal of Paleontology 30(3): 765-768 [766]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Aug-2023 BIVALVIA 22-Aug-2023 MOVED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
29-Jan-2013 29-Jan-2013 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
01-Oct-2010 01-Oct-2010 MOVED
30-Sep-2010 MODIFIED