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

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Publication Information

Rossmässler, E.A. 1844. Iconographie der Land- und Süsswasser- Mollusken, mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der europäischen noch nicht abgebildeten Arten 2 (6): 37 pp., pls. 56-60.
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Species Described
Unio destructilis Kobelt, 1915.
‘Villa’ Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 31 [nomen nudum].
Villa in Kobelt, 1915, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 14, pl. 545, fig. 2781.
= Unio mancus
 
Unio elongatulus Rossmässler, 1835.
‘Mühlf.’ Rossmässler, 1835, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 23, pl. 9, fig. 132.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 27, pl. 56, fig. 751.
(reference to Unio elongatula C. Pfeiffer, 1825)
= Unio elongatulus
 
Unio hispanus Rossmässler, 1844.
‘Moq.-Tand. in litt.’ Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 26, pl. 56, fig. 747.
= Unio delphinus
 
Unio requieni Rossmässler, 1844.
‘Mich.’ Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 29, pl. 57, fig. 757-761.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio requienii Michaud, 1831)
= Unio crassus
 
Unio rivularis Moquin-Tandon, 1855.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: fig. 414.
Moquin-Tandon, 1855, Hist. Natur. Moll. France: 571.
(prim. homonym of Unio rivularis Conrad, 1853)
= Unio crassus
 
Unio sandrii Rossmässler, 1844.
‘Villa’ Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 26, pl. 56, fig. 748-749.
= Unio elongatulus
 
Unio tumidus Rossmässler, 1836.
Rossmässler, 1836, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: pl. 14, fig. 203.
Rossmässler, 1838, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 41, pl. 40, fig. 542.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: pl. 60, fig. 773.
Dupuy, 1852, Hist. Natur. Moll. France: pl. 28, fig. 20.
Turton, 1857, Man. Land Fresh-Water Shells Brit. Is.: pl. 2, fig. 13.
Forbes & Hanley, 1859, Brit. Moll.: pl. 40, fig. 1.
(reference to Unio tumidus Retzius, 1788)
= Unio tumidus
 
Unio turtoni Rossmässler, 1844.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 25, pl. 35, fig. 492.
(reference to Unio turtonii Payraudeau, 1826)
= Unio mancus
 
Unio batavus var. pusillus Rossmässler, 1844.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: .
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Mya batava Maton & Rackett, 1807)
= Unio crassus
 
Unio litoralis var. elongatus Rossmässler, 1844.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 27, pl. 56, fig. 752.
(reference to Unio elongata Dupuy, 1843)
Type(s): FIGURED SPECIMEN SMF_4434A, Vic-de-Bigorre [Vic-en-Bigorre].
= Potomida littoralis
 
Unio litoralis var. umbonatus Rossmässler, 1844.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 27, pl. 56, fig. 754.
Rossmässler, 1854, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 36, pl. 69, fig. 849.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio littoralis Cuvier, 1798)
= Potomida littoralis
 
Unio requienii form crassidens Rossmässler, 1844.
Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 30, pl. 57, figs. 757-760 [infra-subsp.].
(prim. homonym of Unio crassidens Lamarck, 1819; intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio requienii Michaud, 1831)
= Unio pictorum
 
Unio sandrii var. sericatus Rossmässler, 1844.
‘Parreyss’ Rossmässler, 1844, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll.: 27, pl. 56, fig. 750.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio sandrii Rossmässler, 1844)
= Unio elongatulus
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Unio capigliolo Payr. — Rossmässler (1844: 28).
Unio elongatulus Mhlf. — Rossmässler (1844: 27).
Unio hispanus Moquin-Tandon. — Rossmässler (1844: 26).
Unio litoralis [sic] var. elongatus Dupuy. — Rossmässler (1844: 27).
Unio litoralis [sic] var. umbonatus Rssm. — Rossmässler (1844: 27).
Unio moquinianus Dupuy. — Rossmässler (1844: 31).
Unio pictorum. — Rossmässler (1844: 30-31).
Unio requienii Mich. — Rossmässler (1844: 29).
Unio sandrii Villa. — Rossmässler (1844: 26).
Unio sandrii var. sericatus Parreyss. — Rossmässler (1844: 27).
Unio tumidus Retz. — Rossmässler (1844: 32).
 
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