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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
(and other less consequential bivalves)

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Publication Information

Ancey, C.F. 1888. Catalogue des mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles récoltés sur la cote occidentale d’Afrique par M. le Cap. Vignon. Bulletins de la Société Malacologique de France 5: 65-76.
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Anodonta vignonana Musgrave, 1863.
‘Bernardi’ Of Authors.
Musgrave, 1863, Phot. Conch. of Conch. Misc. Hanley: pl. 1, fig. 1.
Reeve, 1865, Conch. Icon.: pl. 25, sp. 120; errata [changed to ‘vignouanus’].
Sowerby, 1870, Conch. Icon.: pl. 29, sp. 116.
Ancey, 1888, Bull. Soc. Malac. France: 74, footnote.
(error for Margaritana vignouana Bernardi, 1859)
= Aspatharia rugifera
Spatha vignoni Ancey, 1888.
Ancey, 1888, Bull. Soc. Malac. France: 74.
(new name for Margaritana vignouana Bernardi, 1859)
= Aspatharia rugifera
Taxonomic Opinions
Aetheria semilunata (Lamarck). — Ancey (1888: 74).
Anodonta chaiziana Rang. — Ancey (1888: 75).
Iridina dubius (Gmelin). — Ancey (1888: 75).
Iridina exotica Lam. — Ancey (1888: 75).
Iridina ovata Swainson. — Ancey (1888: 75).
Iridina rubens Deshayes. — Ancey (1888: 75).
Unio aegyptiacus Cailliaud. — Ancey (1888: 75).
Unio niloticus Cailliaud. — Ancey (1888: 75).
Unio pfeifferianus (Bernardi). — Ancey (1888: 74).
Unio vignoni Bernardi. — Ancey (1888: 74).
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