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Publication Information

Sowerby, G.B. 1867. Genus Unio. Conchologica Iconica 16: pls. 55-60.
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Unio angasi Sowerby, 1867.
‘Lea, MS’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 55, sp. 282.
‘Lea’ Sowerby, 1870, Conch. Icon.: pl. 32, sp. 127 [as ‘Anodon angasii’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_70-10-26-41, Strangways River, Arnheim Land, North Australia.
= Velesunio angasi
 
Unio chilensis Sowerby, 1867.
‘Parreyss’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 56, sp. 286; errata.
(reference to Unio chilensis Gray, 1828)
Type(s): UNKNOWN BMNH_74-12-11-11, Chili.
= Diplodon chilensis
 
Unio delodontus Sowerby, 1867.
‘Lamarck’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 57, sp. 288.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio delodonta Lamarck, 1819)
= Ortmanniana ligamentina
 
Unio dolabraeformis Sowerby, 1867.
‘Lea’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 59, sp. 298 [as ‘dolabræformis’].
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio dolabraeformis Lea, 1838)
= Lampsilis cardium
 
Unio gigas Sowerby, 1867.
‘Swainson’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 56, sp. 287.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio gigas Swainson, 1824)
Type(s): MANUSCRIPT NAME BMNH_1968861, River Ohio.
= Tritogonia verrucosa
 
Unio luteolus Sowerby, 1867.
‘Lamarck’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 58, fig. 293a [in part].
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio luteola Lamarck, 1819)
= Ortmanniana ligamentina
 
Unio magnificus Griffith & Pidgeon, 1833.
Griffith & Pidgeon, 1833, [in] Cuvier, Animal Kingdom: pl. 24, fig. 2 [as ‘Unio tenuis’].
‘Lea’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 57, sp. 289.
(mis-ID'd reference to Symphynota magnifica Lea, 1834)
= Pletholophus tenuis
 
Unio mexicanus Sowerby, 1867.
Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 55, sp. 281.
(prim. homonym of Unio mexicanus Philippi, 1847)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) BMNH_79-2-26-249, Mexico.
= Disconaias panacoensis
 
Unio subtrigonus Sowerby, 1867.
Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 58, fig. 292; errata [changed to U. cambojensis Petit’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1874-12-11-3, Siam.
= Monodontina cambodjensis
 
Unio superbus Sowerby, 1867.
‘Lea’ Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 59, sp. 295.
(reference to Unio superbus Lea, 1843)
= Physunio superbus
 
Unio (Lampsilis) discus var. connectens Martens, 1900.
‘von dem Busch’ Küster, 1861, Conchyl. Cab.: 242, pl. 81, fig. 1 [as ‘Unio panacoensis’].
Sowerby, 1867, Conch. Icon.: pl. 55, sp. 281 [as ‘Unio mexicanus’].
Martens, 1900, Biol. Centr.-Amer., Moll.: 510.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio discus Lea, 1838)
= Disconaias panacoensis
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Unio angasi ‘Lea, MS’ Sowerby, 1867. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio cambodjensis (Petit, 1865). — Sowerby (1867).
Unio camelus Lea, 1834. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio cariosus Say, 1817. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio chilensis ‘Parreyss’ Sowerby, 1867. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio confragosus (Say, 1829). — Sowerby (1867).
Unio congaræus Lea, 1831. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio cylindricus Say, 1817. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio decurvatus Rossmässler, 1835. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio delodontus Lamarck, 1819. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio dolabraeformis Lea, 1838. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio evansi Adams & Angas, 1864. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio funebralis Lea, 1860. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio gigas Swainson, 1824. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio jayensis Lea, 1838. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio luteolus Lamarck, 1819. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio magnificus (Lea, 1834). — Sowerby (1867).
Unio marginalis Lamarck, 1819. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio mexicanus Sowerby, 1867. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio rugosus (Barnes, 1823). — Sowerby (1867).
Unio stuarti Adams & Angas, 1863. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio superbus Lea, 1841. — Sowerby (1867).
Unio tampicoensis Lea, 1838. — Sowerby (1867).
 
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