Perrierina mestayerae, copyright Te Papa Tongarewa.

Belongs within: Neoheterodontoidei.

The Perrierinidae are a group of small, byssiferous bivalves with a more or less angular shell.

Cyamiidae [Cyamiinae, Perrierinidae]
|--Dicranodesma calvertensis (Glenn in Dall 1900)SB93
|--Cyamium Philippi 1845F26
| |--C. minutumN79
| `--C. oblongumF26
|--Legrandina Tate & May 1901P61
| |--*L. bernardiP61
| |--L. aucklandica Powell 1933P61
| |--L. harrisonae Powell 1935P61
| `--L. turneri Powell 1939P61
|--Perrierina Bernard 1897BRW98, P61
| |--*P. taxodonta Bernard 1897P61
| |--P. georgiana Fleming 1948P61
| |--P. insulana Fleming 1933P61
| |--P. matai Fleming 1948P61
| |--P. mestayerae Powell 1933P61
| |--P. perstriata Fleming 1948P61
| |--P. subquadrangula Dell 1952P61
| `--P. substriata Powell 1935P61
`--Cyamiomactra Bernard 1897P61
|--*C. problematica Bernard 1897P61
| |--C. p. problematicaP61
| `--C. p. truncata Suter 1907P61
|--C. communisBRW98
|--C. denticulata (Smith 1907) [=Cyamium denticulatum]H08
|--C. exasperatumN64
|--C. laminifera Lamy 1906H08
|--C. mactroides (Tate & May 1900) [=Cyamium mactroides]H09
|--C. nitida Hedley 1908H08
`--C. robusta Nicol 1964N64

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BRW98] Beesley, P. L., G. J. B. Ross & A. Wells (eds) 1998. Fauna of Australia vol. 5. Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Part A. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

[F26] Finlay, H. J. 1926. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[H08] Hedley, C. 1908. Studies on Australian Mollusca. Part X. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33: 456–489, pls 7–10.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[N64] Nicol, D. 1964. A new species of Cyamiomactra (Pelecypoda) from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Nautilus 78 (2): 60–62.

[N79] Norman, A. M. 1879. The Mollusca of the fiords near Bergen, Norway. Journal of Conchology 2: 8–77.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[SB93] Skelton, P. W., & M. J. Benton. 1993. Mollusca: Rostroconchia, Scaphopoda and Bivalvia. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 237–263. Chapman & Hall: London.

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