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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Bivalvia | Veneroida | Cyrenidae

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Polymesoda Rafinesque, 1820: generic synonymy
  View species list: 14 species

Polymesoda Rafinesque, 1820.
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys.: 319.
Type species: Cyclas caroliniana Bosc, 1801 = Polymesoda caroliniana.

Anomala Deshayes, 1854.
Deshayes, 1854, Cat. Bivalves Brit. Mus.: 255.
Deshayes, 1854, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 20.
(homonym of v. Block, 1799 [Hymen.]; intro'd as sub-gen. of Cyrena Lamarck, 1818; renamed Egeta Adams & Adams, 1857)
Type species: Cyrena anomala Deshayes, 1854 (tautonomy) = Polymesoda anomala.

Polymeroda Deshayes, 1854.
Deshayes, 1854, Cat. Bivalves Brit. Mus.: 241.
(error for Polymesoda Rafinesque, 1820)

Pseudocyrena Bourguignat, 1854.
Bourguignat, 1854, Rev. Mag. Zool.: 673.
Type species: Cyrena maritima d’Orbigny, 1853 = Polymesoda floridana.

Egeta Adams & Adams, 1857.
Adams & Adams, 1857, Gen. Rec. Moll.: 651.
(new name for Anomala Deshayes, 1854)

Egetaria Mörch, 1861.
Mörch, 1861, Malak. Blatt.: 194.
Type species: Cyrena pullastra Mörch, 1860 = Polymesoda notabilis.

Cyprinella Gabb, 1864.
Gabb, 1864, Geol. Surv. Calif., Paleont.: 170.
(homonym of Girard, 1856 [Pisces]; renamed Diodus Gabb, 1868)

Diodus Gabb, 1868.
Gabb, 1868, Geol. Surv. Calif., Paleont.: 242.
(new name for Cyprinella Gabb, 1864)

Leptosiphon Fischer, 1872.
Fischer, 1872, Ann. Lyceum New York: 195.
Type species: Cyclas caroliniana Bosc, 1801 = Polymesoda caroliniana.

Neocyrena Fischer & Crosse, 1894.
Fischer & Crosse, 1894, Miss. Sci. Mexique, Rech. Zool.: 631, 634.
Type species: Cyrena nicaraguana Prime, 1870 (sub. desig. by H.B. Baker, 1930: 60) = Polymesoda arctata.

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