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

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Publication Information

Swainson, W. 1841. Exotic Conchology; or figures and descriptions of rare, beautiful, or undescribed shells, drawn on stone from the most select specimens; the descriptions systematically arranged on the principles of the natural system (2nd ed.).
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Anodon ovata Swainson, 1841.
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 381 [as ‘Patularia ovata’].
Swainson, 1841, Ex. Conch.: 30, pl. 36.
= Anodontites trigonus
Anodon pictus Swainson, 1841.
Swainson, 1841, Ex. Conch.: 39.

Anodon rotundatus Swainson, 1841.
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 381 [as ‘Patularia rotundatus’].
Swainson, 1841, Ex. Conch.: 31, pl. 37.
= Sinanodonta woodiana
Anodon sinuosis Swainson, 1841.
‘Lamarck’ Swainson, 1841, Ex. Conch.: 29, pl. 16.
(error for Anodonta sinuosa Lamarck, 1819)
= Anodontites trapesialis
Hyria elongata Swainson, 1841.
Gray, 1825, Ann. Phil.: 138 [as ‘elongatum’] [nomen nudum].
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 284, 380 [nomen nudum].
Swainson, 1841, Ex. Conch.: 29, pl. 24.
= Prisodon obliquus
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