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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Bivalvia
Subclassis: Pteriomorphia
Ordo: Mytilida
Superfamilia: Mytiloidea

Familia: Mytilidae
Subfamilia: Modiolinae
Genus: Bathymodiolus
Species (25): B. aduloides – B. anteumbonatus – B. azoricus – B. boomerang – B. brevior – B. brooksi – B. childressi – B. edisonensis – B. elongatus – B. heckerae – †B. heretaunga – B. hirtus – †B. inouei – B. japonicus – B. manusensis – B. marisindicus – B. mauritanicus – †B. palmarensis – B. platifrons – B. puteoserpentis – B. securiformis – B. septemdierum – B. taiwanensis – B. tangaroa – B. thermophilus

Bathymodiolus Kenk & B.R. Wilson, 1985

Kenk, V.C.; Wilson, B.R. 1985: A new mussel (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) from hydrothermal vents in the Galapagos Rift zone. Malacologia, 26: 253–271.
Kiel, S.; Campbell, K.A.; Gaillard, C. 2010: New and little known mollusks from ancient chemosynthetic environments. Zootaxa, 2390: 26–48. Preview


Nomenclator Zoologicus
Bathymodiolus in the World Register of Marine Species

Bathymodiolus is a genus of deep-sea mussels, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Mytilidae. Many of them contain intracellular chemoautotrophic bacterial symbionts.

Modern (non-fossil) species within the genus Bathymodiolus include:

Bathymodiolus childressi Gustafson, Lutz, Turner & Vrijenhoek, 1998
Bathymodiolus japonicus Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994
Bathymodiolus marisindicus Hashimoto, 2001
Bathymodiolus platifrons Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994
Bathymodiolus septemdierum Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994
Bathymodiolus tangaroa Von Cossel & Marshall, 2003
Bathymodiolus thermophilus Kenk & Wilson, 1985

There also are several fossil species, which are usually only tentatively assigned to hydrothermal vent and hydrocarbon seep-inhabiting mussel genera due to their conservative shell morphology and ongoing taxonomic revision of this group.[2] They include:

Bathymodiolus (sensu lato) heretaunga Saether, Little, Campbell, Marshall, Collins & Alfaro, 2010
Bathymodiolus (sensu lato) inouei Amano & Jenkins, 2011
Bathymodiolus palmarensis Kiel, Campbell & Gaillard, 2010

Bathymodiolus thermophilus

Kenk, V.C. & Wilson, B.R., 1985. A new mussel (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from hydrothermal vents in the Galapagos Rift zone. Malacologia, 26 (1-2), 253-271.
Saether, K.P., Little, C.T.S., Campbell, K.A., Marshall, B.A., Collins, M. & Alfaro, A.C. 2010. New fossil mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from Miocene hydrocarbon seep deposits, North Island, New Zealand, with general remarks on vent and seep mussels. Zootaxa, 2577: 1-45.

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