|Some valves of Solen marginatus from the beach drift|
Originally razor shells were all classified as Solenidae. Then the genera were grouped into two sub-families, the Cultellinae and Soleninae. Later, the two subfamilies were recognized as separate families, with Cultellinae accepted as Pharidae and the family Solenidae containing only the two genera Solen and Solena.
Genera in the family Solenidae include:
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