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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864): species synonymy
  View specimens: 90 specimens, Red List Status: least concern

   Recent References
   = Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Graf & Cummings (2011).
   = Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — IUCN (2010).
   = Nyassunio nyassaensis Lea, 1864. — Bogan (2010).
   = Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Graf & Cummings (2007).
   = Coelatura nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Scholz & Glaubrecht (2004).
   = Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Daget (1998).
   = Caelatura [sic] nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Mandahl-Barth (1988).
   = Caelatura [sic] nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Appleton (1979).
   = Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Haas (1969).
   = Parreysia (Nyassunio) nyassaensis (Lea, 1864). — Haas (1969).

Unio aferula Lea, 1864.
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 109.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 34 [38], pl. 13, fig. 34 [as ‘aferulus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84058, L. Nyassa, Africa.
  View Taxonomic History.
 
Unio kirkii Lea, 1864.
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 108.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 32 [36], pl. 12, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84056, L. Nyassa, Central Africa.
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Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864.
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 108.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 33 [37], pl. 12, fig. 32.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84057, L. Nyassa, Africa.
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Unio nyassae Sowerby, 1866.
Sowerby, 1866, Conch. Icon.: pl. 41, sp. 224, figs. 224a-b [changed in errata to ‘nyssensis’].
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Unio nyassensis Sowerby, 1868.
‘Lea’ Of Authors.
Sowerby, 1868, Conch. Icon.: Errata.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 30.
(error for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)
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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)
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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.
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Unio nyassanus Bourguignat, 1889.
‘Lea’ Of Authors.
Bourguignat, 1889, Bull. Soc. Malac. France: 38.
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr.: 59.
(error for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)
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Unio nyassanus [sic] var. hercules Preston, 1913.
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr.: 59, pl. 4, fig. 10.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56413, Riv. Shire, ... Lac Nyassa.
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Nyassunio ecclesi Crowley et al., 1964.
Woodward in Crowley et al., 1964, Annals Mus. R. Afr. Cent.: 52, pl. 6, figs. 39-40.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MRAC_793224, Nyassaland: Lac Nyassa.
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Unio afferulus R.I. Johnson, 1974.
‘Lea’ R.I. Johnson, 1974, Spec. Occ. Publ.: 11.
(error for Unio aferula Lea, 1864)
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