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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Publication Information

Say. 1834. American Conchology, or Descriptions of the Shells of North America 6: pls. 51-60.
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Alasmidonta marginata Say, 1834.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
(mis-ID'd reference to Alasmidonta marginata Say, 1818)
= Alasmidonta viridis
 
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 cuneatus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
(reference to Pleurobema cuneata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Pleurobema clava
 
Unio dilatatus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 42, pl. 21.
(reference to Unio dilatata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Eurynia dilatata
 
Unio ellipsarius Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: 224.
(mis-ID'd reference to Obliquaria ellipsaria Rafinesque, 1820)
= Ortmanniana ligamentina
 
Unio fasciolus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 26, pl. 11, fig. 2.
(reference to Lampsilis fasciola Rafinesque, 1820)
= Lampsilis fasciola
 
Unio interruptus Conrad, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Conrad, 1834, New Fresh-Water Shells: 69.
Ferussac, 1835, Mag. Zool.: 28.
Conrad, 1838, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 88, pl. 48.
Reeve, 1864, Conch. Icon.: pl. 14, sp. 56.
(mis-ID'd reference to Obliquaria interrupta Rafinesque, 1820)
= Epioblasma brevidens
 
Unio laevigatus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Conrad, 1834, New Fresh-Water Shells: 70.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: [no pagination].
Ferussac, 1835, Mag. Zool.: 28.
Lea, 1836, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 59.
Lea, 1852, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 57.
Conrad, 1853, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 251.
Ortmann, 1921, Mem. Carnegie Mus.: 92.
(error for Unio levigata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Obovaria subrotunda
 
Unio lineolatus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
‘Rafinesque’ Conrad, 1834, New Fresh-Water Shells: 70.
‘Rafinesque’ Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: pl. 68.
(reference to Obliquaria lineolata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Ellipsaria lineolata
 
Unio nervosa Conrad, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Conrad, 1834, New Fresh-Water Shells: 70.
Lapham, 1852, Trans. WI Agri. Soc.: 369.
Agassiz, 1852, Arch. Naturg.: 48.
Conrad, 1853, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 252.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio nervosa Rafinesque, 1820)
= Truncilla donaciformis
 
Unio nexus Say, 1831.
Say, 1831, Transylvania J. Med. Assoc. Sci.: 527.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: pl. 51.
= Epioblasma arcaeformis
 
Unio nodulatus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Conrad, 1837, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 80, pl. 45, fig. 1.
Reeve, 1864, Conch. Icon.: pl. 13, sp. 51.
(reference to Obliquaria nodulata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Cyclonaias nodulata
 
Unio nodulosus Say, 1834.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
(mis-ID'd reference to Mya nodulosa Wood, 1815)
= Cyclonaias pustulosa
 
Unio obliquatus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Conrad, 1834, New Fresh-Water Shells: 70.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
(reference to Obliquaria obliquata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Epioblasma obliquata
 
Unio obovalis Say, 1834.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: [unpaginated].
(reference to Obovaria obovalis Rafinesque, 1820)
= Reginaia ebena
 
Unio ohiensis Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: [synonymy].
(reference to Anodonta ohiensis Rafinesque, 1820)
= Potamilus ohiensis
 
Unio phaseolus Hildreth, 1828.
Hildreth, 1828, Amer. J. Sci.: 283.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: pl. 22.
= Ptychobranchus fasciolaris
 
Unio politus Conrad, 1837.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ?? [nomen nudum].
Conrad, 1837, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 67, pl. 37, fig. 2.
= Fusconaia subrotunda
 
Unio quadrulus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: pl. 53.
Conrad, 1840, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 112, pl. 62.
(reference to Obliquaria quadrula Rafinesque, 1820)
= Quadrula quadrula
 
Unio retusus Say, 1834.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio retusa Lamarck, 1819)
= Theliderma stapes
 
Unio scalenius Say, 1834.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
(mis-ID'd reference to Obliquaria scalenia Rafinesque, 1820)
= Pleurobema decisum
 
Unio stegarius Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Ferussac, 1835, Mag. Zool.: 28.
Conrad, 1838, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 83, pl. 46, fig. 1.
Reeve, 1864, Conch. Icon.: pl. 12, sp. 45.
(reference to Obovaria stegaria Rafinesque, 1820)
= Cyprogenia stegaria
 
Unio teres Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae: 52, pl. 28.
(reference to Unio teres Rafinesque, 1820)
= Lampsilis teres
 
Unio triagularis Say, 1834.
Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio triangularis Barnes, 1823)
= Obovaria olivaria
 
Unio truncatus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: .
‘Rafinesque’ Say, 1838, Amer. Conch.: pl. 67.
(reference to Truncilla truncata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Truncilla truncata
 
Unio verrucosus Say, 1834.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
‘Rafinesque’ Say, 1834, Amer. Conch.: ??.
‘Rafinesque’ Sowerby, 1868, Conch. Icon.: pl. 1, sp. 4.
(reference to Obliquaria verrucosa Rafinesque, 1820)
= Tritogonia verrucosa
 
 
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