Definition of Family Unionidae

1. Noun. Freshwater mussels found worldwide.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Unionidae

family Tuberaceae
family Tuberculariaceae
family Tulostomaceae
family Tulostomataceae
family Tupaiidae
family Turnicidae
family Tylenchidae
family Typhaceae
family Typhlopidae
family Tytonidae
family Uintatheriidae
family Ulmaceae
family Ulvaceae
family Umbelliferae
family Unionidae (current term)
family Upupidae
family Uranoscopidae
family Ursidae
family Urticaceae
family Usneaceae
family Ustilaginaceae
family Valerianaceae
family Varanidae
family Veneridae
family Verbenaceae
family Vespertilionidae
family Vespidae
family Violaceae
family Viperidae

Literary usage of Family Unionidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1909)
"The most important group, with reference to the matter in question, are the bivalve mollusks of the family Unionidae, the freshwater mussels or river-clams. ..."

2. Lectures on the Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Invertebrate by Richard Owen (1855)
"family Unionidae, Mantle-lobes united between the siphonal orifices and, rarely, in front of the branchial opening ; foot very large, tongue-shaped, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1871)
"Monograph of the family Unionidae or Naiades of Lamarck (Fresh Water Bivalve Shells), of North America. Illustrated by Figures Drawn on Stone, ..."

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