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Publication Information

Smith, E.A. 1881. On a collection of shells from Lakes Tanganyika and Nyassa and other localities in East Africa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1881: 276-300.
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Species Described
Burtonia livingstoniana Bourguignat, 1883.
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: pl. 31, fig. 8a [as ‘Spatha tanganyicensis’] [in part].
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 296, pl. 34, fig. 32 [as ‘Spatha tanganyicensis’].
Bourguignat, 1883, Moll. Fluv. Nyanza: 23.
Bourguignat, 1885, Esp. Nouv. et Genres Nouv. Lac Oukékérewe et Tanganika: 38.
Bourguignat, 1886, Nouv. Malac.: Unio. Iridin. Lac Tanganika: 32.
Bourguignat, 1888, Iconogr. Malac. Lac Tanganika: 59.
= Pseudospatha tanganyicensis
 
Cyrena radiata E.A. Smith, 1881.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: ??.
(reference to Cyrena radiata Philippi, 1846)
= Corbicula fluminalis
 
Grandidieria smithi Bourguignat, 1885.
‘Woodward’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: pl. 34, fig. 33a [as ‘Unio burtoni’].
Bourguignat, 1885, Notice Prodr. Moll. Giraud Tanganika: 93.
Bourguignat, 1885, Esp. Nouv. et Genres Nouv. Lac Oukékérewe et Tanganika: 21.
Bourguignat, 1885, Bull. Soc. Malac. France: 7.
Type(s): SYNTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-31, Lake Tanganyika.
= Grandidieria burtoni
 
Iridina exotica E.A. Smith, 1881.
‘Lamarck’ Of Authors.
Crosse, 1881, J. de Conch.: 292.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 296.
Dartevelle & Schwetz, 1948, Mém. Inst. Royal Colonial Belge: 52.
(mis-ID'd reference to Iridina exotica Lamarck, 1819)
= Mutela soleniformis
 
Pleiodon spekei ‘Woodward’ of Authors.
‘Woodward’ Of Authors.
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 350.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 296.
Martens, 1897, Besch. Weich. Deutsch Ost Afr.: 256.
(error for Iridina spekii Woodward, 1859)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1859-12-23-8, Lake Tanganyika.
= Pleiodon spekii
 
Spatha tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880.
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: pl. 31, fig. 8a [in part].
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 296, pl. 34, fig. 32.
(reference to Spatha tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880)
= Pseudospatha tanganyicensis
 
Unio burtoni E.A. Smith, 1881.
‘Woodward’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: pl. 34, fig. 33a [in part].
(reference to Unio burtoni Woodward, 1859)
= Grandidieria burtoni
 
Unio hermosus Bourguignat, 1889.
‘Lea’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: pl. 34, fig. 34b [in part].
Bourguignat, 1889, Bull. Soc. Malac. France: 38.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1880-12-20-130, Lake Nyassa.
= Nyassunio nyassaensis
 
Unio horei E.A. Smith, 1880.
E.A. Smith, 1880, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist.: 429.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 299, pl. 34, fig. 37.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-42, Lake Tanganyika.
= Coelatura horei
 
Unio niloticus E.A. Smith, 1880.
‘Cailliaud’ E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 351.
‘Caulliaud’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 296.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio niloticus Cailliaud, 1827)
= Coelatura horei
 
Unio nyassaensis E.A. Smith, 1881.
‘Lea’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: pl. 34, fig. 34b [in part].
(reference to Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)
= Nyassunio nyassaensis
 
Unio tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880.
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 351, pl. 31, figs. 9-9a.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 298, pl. 34, fig. 35.
(renamed Unio tanganikanus Bourguignat, 1883)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_80-3-5-39, Lake Tanganyika.
= Grandidieria burtoni
 
Unio thomsoni E.A. Smith, 1880.
E.A. Smith, 1880, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist.: 430.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 229, pl. 34, fig. 36.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-36, Lake Tanganyika.
= Grandidieria burtoni
 
Unio nyassaensis var. tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1881.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 298, pl. 34, fig. 34a.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864; prim. homonym of Unio tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880; renamed Unio ujijiensis Crosse, 1881)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-39, Lake Tanganyika.
= Nyassunio ujijiensis
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Mutela exotica (Lamarck). — E.A. Smith (1881: 296).
Pleiodon spekei [sic] Woodward, 1859. — E.A. Smith (1881: 296).
Spatha tanganyicensis Smith, 1880. — E.A. Smith (1881: 296).
Unio burtoni Woodward. — E.A. Smith (1881: 297).
Unio horei Smith, 1880. — E.A. Smith (1881: 299).
Unio niloticus Cailliaud. — E.A. Smith (1881: 296).
Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864. — E.A. Smith (1881: 298).
Unio nyassaensis var. aferula Lea, 1864. — E.A. Smith (1881: 298).
Unio nyassaensis var. kirkii Lea, 1864. — E.A. Smith (1881: 298).
Unio nyassaensis var. tanganyicensis. — E.A. Smith (1881: 298).
Unio tanganyicensis Smith, 1880. — E.A. Smith (1881: 298).
Unio thomsoni Smith, 1880. — E.A. Smith (1881: 299).
 
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