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

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionidae | Disconaias

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Disconaias purpuriata (Say, 1831): species synonymy
  View specimens: 2 specimens, Red List Status: unknown

   Recent References
   = Disconaias purpuriata Say, 1831. — Bogan (2010).
   = Disconaias purpuriata (Say, 1831). — Graf & Cummings (2007).
   = Lampsilis (Disconaias) purpuriata (Say, 1831). — Haas (1969).
   = Lampsilis (Disconaias) purpuriatus (Say). — Haas (1929).
   + Lampsilis (Disconaias) pilsbryana Frierson, 1927. — Frierson (1927).
   = Lampsilis (Disconaias) purpuriata (Say, 1831). — Frierson (1927).
   ? cf. Unio purpuriatus Say, 1831. — Simpson (1914).
   + Nephronaias aztecorum (Philippi, 1847). — Simpson (1914).
   ? Nephronaias medellina (Lea, 1838). — Simpson (1914).
   ? Unio (Elliptio) medellinus Lea, 1838. — Martens (1900).

Unio purpuriatus Say, 1831.
Say, 1831, New Harm. Dissem.: [no pagination].
Say, 1858, [in] Binney, Compl. Writings T. Say: 133.
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Unio purpuratus Küster, 1861.
‘Say’ Küster, 1861, Conchyl. Cab.: 162.
(error for Unio purpuriatus Say, 1831)
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Unio aztecorum Martens, 1900.
‘Philippi’ Martens, 1900, Biol. Centr.-Amer., Moll.: pl. 37, figs. 2-2a [in part].
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio aztecorum Philippi, 1847)
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Unio strebeli Pilsbry, 1910.
‘Lea’ Pilsbry, 1910, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 533.
(mis-ID'd reference to Unio strebelii Lea, 1866)
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Lampsilis purpuriatus Frierson, 1912.
‘Say’ Frierson, 1912, Nautilus: pl. 3, fig. 4.
(reference to Unio purpuriatus Say, 1831)
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Lampsilis (Disconaias) pilsbryana Frierson, 1927.
‘Say’ Frierson, 1912, Nautilus: pl. 3, fig. 4 [as ‘Lampsilis purpuriatus’].
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 83, sp. 368.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE UMMZ_91175, Valles River, Mecos, Mexico.
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