Banded wedge shell Donax vittatus, copyright 4028mdk09.

Belongs within: Tellinoidea.

Donax is a cosmopolitan genus of infaunal bivalves with heavy, triangular shells and a large foot adapted for rapid burrowing (Beesley et al. 1998).

<==Donax Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. aperittusM01
    |--D. assimilisC64
    |--D. brazieri Smith 1891H09
    |--D. californicusC64
    |--D. carinata Hanley 1843H43
    |--D. clathratus Desh. 1859M01
    |--D. columbella Lamarck 1818S-S90
    |--D. conradiC64
    |--D. culminatusC64
    |--D. cuneata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. (Plebidonax) deltoides Lamarck 1818BRW98, H09
    |--D. denticulata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. dentifera Hanley 1843H43
    |--D. electilisBRW98
    |--D. elongata Mawe 1823 [incl. D. scalpellum Gray 1825]C64
    |--D. (Serrula) epularis Melville 1901M01
    |--D. (Latona) faba (Gmelin 1791)TW07
    |--D. flexuosus [incl. D. lamarckii]C64
    |--D. gouldiiJB12
    |--D. gracilisC64
    |--D. irus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. muricata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. naviculaC64
    |--D. nitida Reeve 1854H09
    |--D. obesusM01
    |--D. oweniiH43
    |--D. politusPP64
    |--D. pubescens Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. pulchella Hanley 1843H43 [incl. D. powisianusG79]
    |--D. punctatostriatus Hanley 1843 [incl. D. punctatostriatus var. caelatus, Gratelupia mactropsis Conrad 1855]C64
    |--D. radiata Valenciennes 1833C64
    |--D. rostratusC64
    |--D. rugosa Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. scripta Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. semistriatusPP64
    |--D. semisulcata Hanely 1843H43
    |--D. stramineaH43
    |--D. striataH43
    |--D. stultorum Mawe 1823 [=Trigona stultorum]C64
    |--D. townsendiM01
    |--D. transversusC64
    |--D. trunculus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--D. venustusPP64
    `--D. vittatusD56

*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.

[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[D56] Dawes, B. 1956. The Trematoda with special reference to British and other European forms. University Press: Cambridge.

[G79] Guppy, R. J. L. 1879. First sketch of a marine invertebrate fauna of the Gulf of Paria and its neighbourhood. Part I.—Mollusca. Journal of Conchology 2: 151–172.

[H43] Hanley, S. 1843. On new species of Donax and Mya. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 11: 5–7.

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

[JB12] Johnson, M. E., & B. G. Baarli. 2012. Development of intertidal biotas through Phanerozoic time. In: Talent, J. A. (ed.) Earth and Life: Global biodiversity, extinction intervals and biogeographic perturbations through time pp. 63–128. Springer.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[M01] Melville, J. C. 1901. A few further remarks upon the Erythrean molluscan fauna, with descriptions of seven species from Aden, in the collection of Commander E. R. Shopland, R.I.M. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 7: 550–556.

[PP64] Peres, J. M., & J. Picard. 1964. Nouveau manuel de bionomie benthique de la mer Mediterranee. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d’Endoume, Bulletin 31 (27): 5–137.

[S-S90] Slack-Smith, S. M. 1990. The bivalves of Shark Bay, Western Australia. In: Berry, P. F., S. D. Bradshaw & B. R. Wilson (eds) Research in Shark Bay: Report of the France-Australe Bicentenary Expedition Committee pp. 129–157. Western Australian Museum.

[TW07] Taylor, J. D., S. T. Williams, E. A. Glover & P. Dyal. 2007. A molecular phylogeny of heterodont bivalves (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Heterodonta): new analyses of 18S and 28S rRNA genes. Zoologica Scripta 36 (6): 587–606.

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