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Publication Information

Iredale, T. 1943. A basic list of the fresh water Mollusca of Australia. Australian Zoologist 10: 188-230.
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Species Described
Alathyria jacksoni Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 64, pl. 3, fig. 11, pl. 4, fig. 11.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_33006, Barwon River at Mogil Mogil, New South Wales, Australia [-29.35, 148.683 ± 1 km].
= Alathyria jacksoni
 
Alathyria pertexta Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 64, pl. 3, fig. 10; pl. 4, fig. 10.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_12009, Upper Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia [-27, 152.4 ± 100 km].
= Alathyria pertexta
 
Aparcthyria hemesa Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 191.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) AMS_61739, Wenlock Downs, Wenlock (Batavia) River, Queensland, Australia [-13.095, 142.942 ± 10 km].
= Velesunio angasi
 
Aparcthyria inspecta Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 192.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE AMS_61637, Holmes Creek, 12 mls NE Darwin (Series of pools), Northern Territory, Australia [-12.4, 130.933 ± 10 km].
= Velesunio angasi
 
Australpera bradena Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 196.
= Sphaerium tasmanicum
 
Centralhyria wilsonii Iredale, 1934.
‘Lea’ Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 66, pl. 3, fig. 13; pl. 4, fig. 13 [in part].
‘Lea’ Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190 [in part].
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio wilsonii Lea, 1859)
= Alathyria pertexta
 
Centralhyria angasi subjecta Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 67, 76.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio angasi Sowerby, 1867)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_1840-10-21-29 (selected by McMichael & Hiscock, 1958), River Avon, South Australia.
= Westralunio carteri
 
Centralhyria wilsonii caurina Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 66, pl. 3, fig. 14; pl. 4, fig. 14.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio wilsonii Lea, 1859)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_42241, May River at Meda, Western Australia, Australia [-17.367, 124 ± 10 km].
= Velesunio wilsonii
 
Corbiculina aramita Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 194.
= Corbicula australis
 
Corbiculina esculenta Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 194.

 
Corbiculina finkeana Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 193.

 
Corbiculina maroubra Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 194.
= Corbicula australis
 
Corbiculina mussoni Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 194.

 
Corbiculina permena Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 194.
= Corbicula australis
 
Corbiculina semara Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 194.
= Corbicula australis
 
Glacipisum kosciusko Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: ??.
= Pisidium kosciusko
 
Hyridella ambigua Cotton & Gabriel, 1932.
‘Philippi’ Cotton & Gabriel, 1932, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria: 157.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 62, pl. 3, fig. 8; pl. 4, fig. 8 [as ‘Westralunio ambiguus’] [in part].
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190 [as ‘Westralunio ambiguus’] [in part].
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio ambiguus Philippi, 1847)
= Westralunio carteri
 
Hyridunio renutus Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 69, pl. 5, fig. 3; pl. 6, fig. 4.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) AMS_61936, Latrobe River, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia [-38.15, 146.783 ± 100 km].
= Hyridella drapeta
 
Hyridunio australis drapeta Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 68, pl. 5, fig. 2; pl. 6; fig. 2.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio australis Lamarck, 1819)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE AMS_61934, Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia [-27.583, 152.917 ± 100 km].
= Hyridella drapeta
 
Hyridunio australis orion Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 69.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio australis Lamarck, 1819)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMS_61931 (selected by McMichael & Hiscock, 1958), Tomahawk Creek, Gembrook, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia [-37.95, 145.55 ± 10 km].
= Hyridella drapeta
 
Lortiella froggatti Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 71, pl. 5, fig. 5; pl. 6, fig. 5.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_61862, Lennard River (In river sands), Western Australia, Australia [-17.4, 124.5 ± 100 km].
= Lortiella froggatti
 
Propehyridella nepeanensis narracanensis Iredale, 1934.
‘Cotton & Gabriel’ Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 74 [in part].
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(mis-ID'd reference to Propehyridella narracanensis Cotton & Gabriel, 1932)
= Hyridella australis
 
Propehyridella nepeanensis opportuna Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 74, pl. 5, fig. 12; pl. 6, fig. 12.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio napeanensis Conrad, 1850)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_61983, Richmond R trib., Wilsons R, Booyong (Creek), New South Wales, Australia [-28.748, 153.448 ± 1 km].
= Hyridella australis
 
Quaesithyria fleckeri Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 191.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMS_61722 (selected by McMichael & Hiscock, 1958), Hodgkinson River, Queensland, Australia [-16.967, 145.033 ± 100 km].
= Velesunio angasi
 
Quaesithyria wardi Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 191.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMS_61767 (selected by McMichael & Hiscock, 1958), Einasleigh River, Queensland, Australia [-18.512, 144.102 ± 100 km].
= Alathyria pertexta
 
Rugoshyria aquilonalis Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 72, pl. 5, fig. 9; pl. 6, fig. 8.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE AMS_484, Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia [-15.95, 145.333 ± 10 km].

 
Rugoshyria interserta Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 72, pl. 5, fig. 8; pl. 6, fig. 9.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_61949, Mary River at Kenilworth, N of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia [-26.6, 152.733 ± 10 km].

 
Rugoshyria depressa monticola Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 72, pl. 5, fig. 7a-b; pl. 6, fig. 10.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio depressa Lamarck, 1819)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_61952, Kosciusko, Grosse's Plain Creek, Moonbar Run (Moonbah), New South Wales, Australia [-36.519, 148.513 ± 1 km].
= Hyridella depressa
 
Rugoshyria depressa sodalis Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 72.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio depressa Lamarck, 1819)
= Hyridella narracanensis
 
Rugoshyria depressa vicinalis Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 72.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio depressa Lamarck, 1819)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMS_57939 (selected by McMichael & Hiscock, 1958), Mitchell River at Bairnsdale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia [-37.833, 147.617 ± 10 km].
= Hyridella depressa
 
Sphaerinova lacusedes Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 195.
= Sphaerium lacusedes
 
Sphaerinova nundinalis Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 195.
= Sphaerium tasmanicum
 
Sphaerinova victoriana Iredale, 1943.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 195.
= Sphaerium tasmanicum
 
Unio danellii Lea, 1870.
‘Villa’ Of Authors.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 184.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 189.
B.J. Smith, 1992, Zoo. Cat. Australia: 20.
(error for Unio daniellii Villa, 1871)
= Velesunio ambiguus
 
Velesunio shuttleworthi Iredale, 1934.
‘(Kuster)’ Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 60, pl. 3, fig. 5; pl. 4, fig. 5.
‘Kuster’ Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio shuttleworthi Küster, 1856)
= Velesunio moretonicus
 
Velesunio balonnensis adjunctus Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 59, 76, pl. 3, fig. 3; pl. 4, fig. 3.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 189.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Natural.: 88.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio balonnensis Conrad, 1850)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_12003, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia [-28.867, 153.05 ± 100 km].
= Velesunio ambiguus
 
Velesunio balonnensis intricatus Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 60, 76, pl. 3, fig. 2; pl. 4, fig. 2.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 189.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio balonnensis Conrad, 1850)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) AMS_61725, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia [-23.367, 150.533 ± 10 km].
= Velesunio ambiguus
 
Westralunio ambiguus carteri Iredale, 1934.
Iredale, 1934, Austral. Zool.: 63, 76.
Iredale, 1943, Austral. Zool.: 190.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio ambiguus Philippi, 1847)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMS_61724 (selected by McMichael & Hiscock, 1958), Victoria Reservoir, Darling Range, 12 mls E of Perth, Western Australia, Australia [-32.05, 116.067 ± 10 km].
= Westralunio carteri
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Alathyria jacksoni Iredale. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Alathyria pertexta Iredale. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Alathyria profuga Gould. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Aparcthyria hemesa sp. nov. — Iredale (1943: 191).
Aparcthyria inspecta sp. nov. — Iredale (1943: 192).
Centralhyria angasi Sowerby. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Centralhyria angasi subjecta. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Centralhyria bednalli Tate. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Centralhyria stuarti A. Adams & Angas. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Centralhyria wilsonii Lea. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Centralhyria wilsonii caurina. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Cucumerunio novaehollandiae Gray. — Iredale (1943: 191).
Hyridunio australis Lamarck. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Hyridunio australis drapeta. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Hyridunio australis orion. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Hyridunio renutus Iredale. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Lortiella froggatti Iredale. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Lortiella rugata Sowerby. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Propehyridella glenelgensis Dennant. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Propehyridella nepeanensis Conrad. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Propehyridella nepeanensis narracanensis Cotton & Gabriel. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Propehyridella nepeanensis opportuna. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Quaesithyria fleckeri sp. nov. — Iredale (1943: 191).
Quaesithyria wardi sp. nov. — Iredale (1943: 191).
Rugoshyria aquilonalis Iredale. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Rugoshyria cultelliformis Conrad. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Rugoshyria depressa Lamarck. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Rugoshyria depressa monticola. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Rugoshyria depressa sodalis. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Rugoshyria depressa vicinalis. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Rugoshyria interserta Iredale. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Velesunio balonnensis Conrad. — Iredale (1943: 189).
Velesunio balonnensis adjunctus. — Iredale (1943: 189).
Velesunio balonnensis intricatus. — Iredale (1943: 189).
Velesunio danellii [sic] Villa. — Iredale (1943: 189).
Velesunio evansi A. Adams & Angas. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Velesunio shuttleworthi Kuster. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Westralunio ambiguus Philippi. — Iredale (1943: 190).
Westralunio ambiguus carteri. — Iredale (1943: 190).
 
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