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Publication Information

Küster, H.C. 1856. Die Flussperlmuscheln (Unio et Hyria). Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz Fortgesetzt von Hofrath Dr. G. v. Schubert und Professor Dr. J.A. Wagner 9(2): 137-160, pls. 40-46.
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Hyria syrmatophora Küster, 1856.
‘Gronov.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 141, pl. 41, fig. 4.
(reference to Mya syrmatophora Gmelin, 1791)
= Prisodon syrmatophorus
 
Unio caffer Küster, 1856.
‘Krauss’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 143, pl. 42, fig. 2 [in part].
(reference to Unio caffer Krauss, 1848)
= Unio caffer
 
Unio caffer Küster, 1856.
‘Krauss’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 143, pl. 42, fig. 3 [in part].
(reference to Unio caffer Küster, 1856)
= Unio caffer
 
Unio coloratus Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 155, pl. 44, fig. 6.
= Sphenonaias colorata
 
Unio expansus Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 149, pl. 43, fig. 5.
= Diplodon expansus
 
Unio gassiei Küster, 1856.
‘Grateloup teste Charpentier’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 148, pl. 43, figs. 3-4.
Type(s): SYNTYPES MNHN-IM-2000-1703, Rio Carampagua, S.O. de Concepcion, Chili.
= Diplodon chilensis
 
Unio limensis Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 146, pl. 42, fig. 7; pl. 43, fig. 1.
= Diplodon chilensis
 
Unio modestus Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 147, pl. 43, fig. 2.
Type(s): SYNTYPES SMF_4369, Valparaiso.
= Diplodon chilensis
 
Unio natolicus Küster, 1856.
Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 144, pl. 42, fig. 4.
= Unio tigridis
 
Unio niloticus Küster, 1856.
‘Caillaud’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 158, pl. 45, fig. 5.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio niloticus Cailliaud, 1827)
= Unio caffer
 
Unio plicatulus Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 154, pl. 44, fig. 4.
= Nephronaias plicatula
 
Unio plicatus Küster, 1856.
‘Say’ Of Authors.
Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 137, pl. 40, fig. 3.
Chenu, 1859, Manuel Conchyl.: 143, pl. 706.
(reference to Unio plicata Say, 1817)
= Amblema plicata
 
Unio rhuaconicus Küster, 1856.
‘Pfeiffer teste Charpentier’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 145, pl. 42, fig. 5.
= Diplodon burroughianus
 
Unio rugifer Küster, 1856.
Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 157, pl. 45, fig. 3-4.
= Coelatura aegyptiaca
 
Unio rugulosus Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 154, pl. 44, fig. 5.
(prim. homonym of Unio rugulosus Wood, 1828)
= Nephronaias rugulosa
 
Unio shuttleworthi Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 152, pl. 44, fig. 2.

 
Unio tabascoensis Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 153, pl. 44, fig. 3.
= Nephronaias tabascoensis
 
Unio tricolor Küster, 1856.
Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 156, pl. 45, fig. 1.
= Lamellidens generosus
 
Unio verrauxi Küster, 1856.
‘Charpentier mss.’ Küster, 1856, Conchyl. Cab.: 150, pl. 43, fig. 6.
= Unio caffer
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Hyria corrugata Lamarck. — Küster (1856: 140).
Hyria syrmatophora Gronov. — Küster (1856: 141).
Unio aegyptiacus Caillaud. — Küster (1856: 157).
Unio caffer Krauss. — Küster (1856: 143).
Unio coloratus Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 155).
Unio complanatus Solander. — Küster (1856: 137).
Unio expansus Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 149).
Unio fellmanni Deshayes. — Küster (1856: 151).
Unio gassiei Grateloup. — Küster (1856: 148).
Unio javanus Lea. — Küster (1856: 138).
Unio limensis Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 146).
Unio modestus Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 147).
Unio natolicus Küster. — Küster (1856: 144).
Unio niloticus Caillaud. — Küster (1856: 158).
Unio plicatulus Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 154).
Unio plicatus Barnes. — Küster (1856: 137).
Unio pliciferus Lea. — Küster (1856: 142).
Unio psammactinus Bronn. — Küster (1856: 159).
Unio ravistellus Morelet. — Küster (1856: 145).
Unio rhuaconicus Pfeiffer. — Küster (1856: 145).
Unio rotundus Spix. — Küster (1856: 160).
Unio rugifer Küster. — Küster (1856: 157).
Unio rugulosus Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 154).
Unio shuttleworthi Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 152).
Unio tabascoënsis Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 153).
Unio tricolor Küster. — Küster (1856: 156).
Unio verrauxi Charpentier. — Küster (1856: 150).
 
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