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

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Taxa known only as fossils are highlighted in gray. Those without representatives in fresh waters are highlighted in gold.




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Publication Information

Pain, T. & F.R. Woodward. 1968. A monograph of the African bivalves of the genera Brazzaea Bourguignat, Mweruella Haas, Prisodontopsis Tomlin and Pseudospatha Simpson. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 77: 190-220.

Species Described
Burtonia lavigerina Simpson, 1900.
‘Bourguignat’ Of Authors.
Simpson, 1900, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus.: 577.
Simpson, 1914, Descr. Cat. Naiades: 204.
Pain & Woodward, 1968, Rev. Zool. Botan. Afr.: 213.
(error for Burtonia lavigeriana Bourguignat, 1886)
= Pseudospatha tanganyicensis
Taxonomic Opinions
Brazzaea anceyi Bourguignat, 1885. — Pain & Woodward (1968: 193).
Mweruella mweruensis (Smith, E.A., 1908). — Pain & Woodward (1968: 201).
Prisodontopsis johnstoni (Smith, E.A., 1893). — Pain & Woodward (1968: 207).
Pseudospatha tanganyicensis (Smith, E.A., 1880). — Pain & Woodward (1968: 213).
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