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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Publication Information

Say, T. 1817. Conchology. [in] W. Nicholson (ed.), American Edition of the British Encyclopedia or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge. 2 (1st ed.): 15 [unumbered] pp.

Species Described
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 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 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
 
Cyclas dubia Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: ??.
= Pisidium dubium
 
Cyclas similis Say, 1817.
Say, 1817, Nich. Encyc.: pl. 1, fig. 9.
= Sphaerium simile
 
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 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 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 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 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 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
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Anodonta cataracta Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Anodonta marginata Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Anodonta undulata Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
cf. Monodonta undulata (Say, 1817). — Say (1817).
Unio alatus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio cariosus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio crassus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio crassus var. plicata Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio cylindricus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio nasutus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio ochraceus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio ovatus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
Unio purpureus Say, 1817. — Say (1817).
 
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