WMSD - Worldwide mollusc species DB Bagni Liggia

WMSDB application is just an attempt to create a complete list of all known Species of Mollusc (both living and fossil).


WMSDB application is built around a MySQL DataBase which is periodically refreshed. A subset of this DataBase is available for downloading.


To save disk space on the server only thumbnails are available here, but, in most cases, I also have better images available. The "private" version of HTM pages shows also these images but the disk space is more than 600 GB: too big to make it available on the net. Also most images have a copyright and, even if the owner of the copyright is stored inside the DB, the task to ask permissions to each owner is too long.


DB counters for valid taxa (FOS=Fossil only, LIV=Extant):

  Family     Genus     Species  
CLASS   FOS LIV Totals FOS LIV Totals FOS LIV Totals
ROSTROCONCHIA Fossil only 9 0 9 60 0 60 296 0 296
STENOTHECOIDA Fossil only 2 0 2 9 0 9 28 0 28
BIVALVIA   256 118 374 2.654 1.649 4.303 13.134 10.973 24.107
CEPHALOPODA   572 50 622 4.840 217 5.057 16.605 1.000 17.605
GASTROPODA   250 481 731 3.575 8.100 11.675 27.760 75.940 103.700
GASTROPODA INCERTAE SEDIS Fossil only 1 0 1 28 0 28 28 0 28
APLACOPHORA Fossil only 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
MONOPLACOPHORA   20 1 21 100 8 108 367 31 398
DIPLACOPHORA Fossil only 5 0 5 15 0 15 42 0 42
POLYPLACOPHORA   21 19 40 102 105 207 182 1.184 1.366
SCAPHOPODA   3 12 15 17 50 67 196 638 834
CAUDOFOVEATA   0 3 3 0 14 14 0 142 142
SOLENOGASTRES   0 23 23 0 89 89 0 286 286
HELCIONELLOIDA Fossil only 15 0 15 111 0 111 322 0 322
HYOLITHA Fossil only 40 0 40 121 0 121 304 0 304
TENTACULITA Fossil only 28 0 28 114 0 114 179 0 179
MOLLUSCA INCERTAE SEDIS Fossil only 6 0 6 190 0 190 222 0 222
TOTALS   1.229 707 1.936 11.937 10.232 22.169 59.666 90.194 149.860


I know there are many errors inside the DB but I hope to have the time to make it better in the future: your help in doing that will be much appreciated.


Author: Claudio Galli - last updated: 07/apr/2016