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Publication Information

Say, T. 1858. Descriptions of fluviatile and marine shells of North America. in W. Binney (ed.). The Complete Writings of Thomas Say on the Conchology of the United States: 43-236.
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Alasmidonta marginata Say, 1818.
Say, 1818, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 459.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: sp. 1.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 62.
= Alasmidonta marginata
 
Alasmodonta ambigua Say, 1825.
Say, 1825, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 131.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 118.
= Simpsonaias ambigua
 
Alasmodonta confragosa Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 339, sp. 2.
Say, 1831, Amer. Conch.: pl. 21.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 131, 171, 195.
= Arcidens confragosus
 
Alasmodonta edentula Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 340, sp. 3.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 137.
= Strophitus undulatus
 
Alasmodonta sculptilis Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 339, sp. 1.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 137.
= Alasmidonta undulata
 
Anodonta cataracta Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [13,] pl. 3, fig. 4.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [19,] pl. 3, fig. 4.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 53.
Type(s): TYPE MNHN_MPL_0036.
= Pyganodon cataracta
 
Anodonta gibbosa Say, 1824.
Say, 1824, [in] Narr. Long Exped.: 265, pl. 14, figs. 3-4.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 131, pl. 73.
= Pyganodon gibbosa
 
Anodonta grandis Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 341, sp. 3.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 139.
Type(s): NEOTYPE SMF_4300, Ohio, U.S.A.
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta imbecilis Lea, 1836.
‘Say’ Of Authors.
Lea, 1836, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 54.
Conrad, 1853, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 264.
Adams & Adams, 1857, Gen. Rec. Moll.: 502.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 140.
Clench & Turner, 1956, Bull. Fla. State Mus.: 187.
Murray & Leonard, 1962, Handbk. Unionid Muss. Kansas: 95.
R.I. Johnson, 1970, Bull. MCZ: 362.
Kat, 1983, Malacologia: 362.
Hoeh, 1990, Malac. Review: 63.
Lydeard et al., 1996, Philos. Trans. Roy. Soc. London (B, Biol. Sci.): 1595.
Adamkewicz et al., 1997, MBE: 622.
Rosenberg et al., 1997, J. Moll. Studies: 303.
(error for Anodonta imbecillis Say, 1829)
= Utterbackia imbecillis
 
Anodonta implicata Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 340, sp. 1.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 138.
Type(s): NEOTYPE MCZ_176769 (selected by R.I. Johnson, 1946), Agawam River, (outlet of Halfway Pond), Plymouth, Mass.
= Utterbackiana implicata
 
Anodonta impura Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 355, sp. 4.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 139-140.
= Anodonta impura
 
Anodonta lugubris Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 340, sp. 2.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 138.
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta marginata Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [13,] pl. 3, fig. 5.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [19,] pl. 3, fig. 5.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 53-54.
= Pyganodon cataracta
 
Anodonta suborbiculata Say, 1831.
Say, 1831, New Harm. Dissem.: [no pagination].
Say, 1831, Amer. Conch.: pl. 11.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 161.
= Utterbackiana suborbiculata
 
Anodonta undulata Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [13,] pl. 3, fig. 6.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [19,] pl. 3, fig. 6.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 54.
= Strophitus undulatus
 
Unio alatus Say, 1817.
Bruguière, 1797, Encycl. Méth.: pl. 248, figs. 1a-b [as Unio sp.] ?.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [12,] pl. 4, fig. 2.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [18,] pl. 4, fig. 2.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 52.
Type(s): NEOTYPE SMF_4349, N. Amerika.
= Potamilus alatus
 
Unio apiculatus Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 309, sp. 8.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: pl. 52.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 131, 207, 225.
= Quadrula apiculata
 
Unio cariosus Say, 1817.
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 152. fig. 7.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [12,] pl. 3, fig. 2.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [17,] pl. 3, fig. 2.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 51.
Type(s): NEOTYPE MCZ_178839 (selected by R.I. Johnson, 1947), Schuylkill River, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
= Lampsilis cariosa
 
Unio cicatricosus Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 292, sp. 2.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 131.
Type(s): NEOTYPE SMF_4539, N. Amerika.
= Plethobasus cicatricosus
 
Unio crassus Say, 1817.
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 150, fig. 5.
Bruguière, 1797, Encycl. Méth.: pl. 249, fig. 1 [as Unio sp.].
‘LeSueur’ Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [11], pl. 1, fig. 8.
‘LeSueur’ Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [16], pl. 1, fig. 8.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 49.
(prim. homonym of Unio crassus Retzius, 1788)
= Ortmanniana ligamentina
 
Unio cylindricus Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [13,] pl. 4, fig. 3.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [18,] pl. 4, fig. 3.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 52.
Type(s): NEOTYPE SMF_4310, N. Amerika.
= Theliderma cylindrica
 
Unio dehiscens Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 308, sp. 5.
Say, 1831, Amer. Conch.: pl. 24.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 131, 225.
(renamed Odatelia radiata Rafinesque, 1832)
= Hemistena lata
 
Unio flagellatus Say, 1830.
Say, 1830, Amer. Conch.: [no pagination].
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 154.
(intro'd as syn of Unio sulcatus Lea, 1829)
= Epioblasma obliquata
 
Unio heros Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 291, sp. 1.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 165, 225.
= Megalonaias nervosa
 
Unio metallicus Say, 1831.
Say, 1831, New Harm. Dissem.: [no pagination].
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 133.
= Popenaias metallica
 
Unio monodonta Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 293.
Say, 1830, Amer. Conch.: pl. 6.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 155.
= Cumberlandia monodonta
 
Unio nasutus Say, 1817.
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 151, fig. 6.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [12,] pl. 4, fig. 1.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [18,] pl. 4, fig. 1.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 52.
Type(s): USNM_85978, Bristol, Pa.
= Sagittunio nasutus
 
Unio ochraceus Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [12,] pl. 2, fig. 8.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [18,] pl. 2, fig. 8.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 51.
Type(s): NEOTYPE MCZ_178838 (selected by R.I. Johnson, 1947), Schuylkill River, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
= Leptodea ochracea
 
Unio ovatus Say, 1817.
Bruguière, 1797, Encycl. Méth.: pl. 248, fig. 5 [as Unio sp.].
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [12,] pl. 2, fig. 7.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [17,] pl. 2, fig. 7.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 50-51.
Type(s): NEOTYPE SMF_4338, N. Amerika.
= Lampsilis ovata
 
Unio perplexus Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 309.
Say, 1830, Amer. Conch.: pl. 5.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 155, 225.
= Epioblasma obliquata
 
Unio personatus Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 309, sp. 7.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 131.
Type(s): NEOTYPE MCZ_5763 (selected by Johnson & Baker, 1973), Cumberland River, Tennessee.
= Epioblasma personata
 
Unio plicata Say, 1817.
‘LeSueur’ Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [12].
‘LeSueur’ Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [17].
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 50.
Type(s): NEOTYPE SMF_4305, Ohio, U.S.A.
= Amblema plicata
 
Unio purpureus Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [12,] pl. 3, fig. 1.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [17,] pl. 3, fig. 1.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 50.
(renamed Unio purpurascens Lamarck, 1819)
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio purpuriatus Say, 1831.
Say, 1831, New Harm. Dissem.: [no pagination].
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 133.
= Disconaias purpuriata
 
Unio ridibundus Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 308, sp. 6.
Say, 1830, Amer. Conch.: pl. 5, upper fig..
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 131, 154.
= Epioblasma obliquata
 
Unio subrostratus Say, 1831.
Say, 1831, New Harm. Dissem.: [no pagination].
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 134, 225.
Type(s): NEOTYPE SMF_4348, N. Amerika.
= Sagittunio subrostrata
 
Unio subtentus Say, 1825.
Say, 1825, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 130.
Say, 1831, Amer. Conch.: pl. 15.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 118.
= Ptychobranchus subtentus
 
Unio undulata Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: [13,] pl. 3, fig. 3.
Say, 1819, Nich. Encyc.: [19,] pl. 3, fig. 3.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 53.
= Alasmidonta undulata
 
Unio velum Say, 1829.
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem.: 293.
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 132.
= Leptodea leptodon
 
 
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