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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
(and other less consequential bivalves)

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Publication Information

Küster, H.C. 1852. Die Flussperlmuscheln (Unio et Hyria). Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz Fortgesetzt von Hofrath Dr. G. v. Schubert und Professor Dr. J.A. Wagner 9(2): 41-64, pls. 7-15,.
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Unio cordatus Küster, 1852.
‘Rafinesque’ Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab.: 57, pl. 13, fig. 1.
(mis-ID'd reference to Obovaria cordata Rafinesque, 1820)
= Obovaria retusa
 
Unio decisus Küster, 1852.
‘Lea’ Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab.: 41, pl. 8, fig. 1 [in part].
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio decisus Lea, 1831)
= Pleurobema oviforme
 
Unio decisus Küster, 1852.
‘Lea’ Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab.: 41, pl. 7, fig. 3 [in part].
(reference to Unio decisus Lea, 1831)
= Pleurobema decisum
 
Unio metaneurus Herrmannsen, 1849.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Herrmannsen, 1849, Ind. Gener. Malacol.: 571.
Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab.: 50.
Conrad, 1853, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 252.
Thiele, 1934, Handb. Syst. Weichtierk.: 826 [1260] [as ‘Quadrula (Theliderma) metaneura’].
(error for Obliquaria metanevra Rafinesque, 1820)
= Theliderma metanevra
 
Unio ovatus Deshayes, 1839.
‘Say’ Of Authors.
Deshayes, 1839, Hist. Natur. Anim. sans Vert.: 669.
Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab.: 55, pl. 12, fig. 1 [in part].
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio ovatus Say, 1817)
= Lampsilis cardium
 
Unio sowerbyanus Küster, 1852.
‘Lea’ Of Authors.
Agassiz, 1852, Arch. Naturg.: 43.
Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab.: 62.
Reeve, 1864, Conch. Icon.: pl. 14, sp. 58.
Simpson, 1900, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus.: 520.
Simpson, 1914, Descr. Cat. Naiades: 17.
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 94.
Haas, 1969, Das Tierreich: 483.
Burch, 1975, Freshw. Unio. North Amer.: 173.
R.I. Johnson, 1978, Bull. MCZ: 280.
Parmalee & Bogan, 1998, The Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee: 91.
(error for Unio sowerbianus Lea, 1834)
= Epioblasma haysiana
 
Unio triangularis Küster, 1852.
Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab.: 56, pl. 12, fig. 3.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio triangularis Barnes, 1823)
= Fusconaia flava
 
Taxonomic Opinions
Unio bullatus Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 47).
Unio capsaeformis Lea. — Küster (1852: 44).
Unio catillus Conrad. — Küster (1852: 64).
Unio circulus Lea. — Küster (1852: 41).
Unio coccineus Hildreth. — Küster (1852: 49).
Unio cordatus Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 57).
Unio costatus Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 54).
Unio decisus Lea. — Küster (1852: 41).
Unio declivis Say. — Küster (1852: 60).
Unio ellipsis Lea. — Küster (1852: 43).
Unio flavus Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 61).
Unio flexuosus Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 46).
Unio lapillus Say. — Küster (1852: 53).
Unio metaneurus [sic] Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 50).
Unio mortoni Conrad. — Küster (1852: 51).
Unio mytiloides Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 59).
Unio obliquus Lamarck. — Küster (1852: 63).
Unio ovatus Say. — Küster (1852: 55).
Unio personatus Say. — Küster (1852: 48).
Unio phillipsii Conrad. — Küster (1852: 50).
Unio politus Say. — Küster (1852: 62).
Unio reflexus Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 52).
Unio retusus Lamarck. — Küster (1852: 58).
Unio sowerbyanus [sic] Lea. — Küster (1852: 62).
Unio splendidus Lea. — Küster (1852: 55).
Unio triangularis. — Küster (1852: 56).
Unio tuberculatus Rafinesque. — Küster (1852: 45).
Unio zigzag Lea. — Küster (1852: 42).
 
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