Sphaeriid clams

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This dataset is the databased part of Sphaeriidae molluscs from the malacological collections of the Musée des Confluences (Lyon). It comprises 867 lots (19,310 individuals) belonging to the collections Mouthon, Terver, Michaud, Coutagne, Sayn, Martin Abbot, Bourguignat, etc. The complete collection of molluscs includes more than 500,000 specimens. Most specimens have been identified by Jacques Mouthon.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Audibert C (2017). The Sphaeriids molluscs of the Musée des Confluences. Version 1.0. Musée des Confluences.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 49ff3f7f-732e-4d23-8af0-ba79ed8dacb5.  Musée des Confluences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF France.


Occurrence; Specimen; fingernail clams; mollusca; bivalvia; musée des Confluences


Cédric Audibert
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Musée des Confluences
86 quai Perrache
69285 Lyon
Jacques Mouthon
  • Point Of Contact
Irstea, UR MALY, centre de Lyon-Villeurbanne
5 rue de la Doua
GBIF France
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Geographic Coverage

Europe, America, Africa

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1843-01-01 / 2017-01-01

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Mouthon, J., Forcellini M. & Van Haaren T., 2018. Euglesa compressa (Bivalvia, Sphaeriidae), native of North America, a "hidden" species introduced in Western Europe before 1940. Basteria, 82(1-3): 50-54.
  2. Mouthon, J., 2017. Reconnaître Euglesia (Cyclocalyx) compressa Prime, 1852, une nouvelle espèce pour la faune de France. Folia Conchyliologica, 38 : 3-8.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 49ff3f7f-732e-4d23-8af0-ba79ed8dacb5