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

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Publication Information

Knorr, G.W. 1757. Vergnügen der Augen und des Gemüths in Vortsellung einer allgemeinen Sammlung von Schnecken und Muscheln 2(4).
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Mya margaritifera Gmelin, 1791.
Lister, 1678, Hist. Anim. Anglic.: 15, pl. 1, fig. 1 [pre-linnaean].
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 149, fig. 4 [pre-linnaean].
Klein, 1753, Tent. Method. Ostrac., etc.: pl. 10, fig. 47 [pre-linnaean].
Knorr, 1757, Vergnügen: pl. 25, fig. 2.
Schröter, 1779, Gesch. Flußconch.: pl. 4, fig. 1.
Martini & Chemnitz, 1782, Conchyl. Cab.: 15, pl. 1, fig. 5.
Gmelin, 1791, Syst. Nat.: 3219, sp. 4.
(mis-ID'd reference to Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)
= Pseudunio auricularia
Unio sinuata Lamarck, 1819.
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 149, fig. 3 [?] [pre-linnaean].
Knorr, 1757, Vergnügen: pl. 25, fig. 2 [pre-linnaean].
Schröter, 1779, Gesch. Flußconch.: pl. 4, fig. 1.
Bruguière, 1797, Encycl. Méth.: pl. 248, figs. 1a-b [as Unio sp.].
Lamarck, 1819, Hist. Natur. Anim. sans Vert.: 70, sp. 1.
Type(s): SYNTYPES MHNG_XXX, the Rhine, the Loire and other rivers of continental Europe.
= Pseudunio auricularia
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