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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Potamilus Rafinesque, 1818: generic synonymy
  View species list: 9 species

Potamila Rafinesque, 1818.
Rafinesque, 1818, Amer. Mon. Mag.: 107.
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys.: 288.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 24, 35.
(error for Potamilus Rafinesque, 1818)

 
Potamilus Rafinesque, 1818.
Rafinesque, 1818, Amer. Mon. Mag.: 355.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 22.
Type species: Unio alatus Say, 1817 (sub. desig. by Morrison, 1969) = Potamilus alatus.

 
Proptera Rafinesque, 1819.
Rafinesque, 1819, Jour. Phys. Chim. Hist. Nat.: 426.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 29.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Unio Retzius, 1788; renamed Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820)

 
Lastena Rafinesque, 1820.
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys.: 316.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 59.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Anodonta Lamarck, 1799; renamed Stenelasma Herrmannsen, 1849)
Type species: Anodonta (Lastena) ohiensis Rafinesque, 1820 (sub. desig. by Herrmannsen, 1847: 577, 58) = Potamilus ohiensis.

 
Metaphera Rafinesque, 1820.
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys.: ??.
(error for Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820)

 
Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820.
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys.: 299.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 44.
(new name for Proptera Rafinesque, 1819)
Type species: Metaptera megaptera Rafinesque, 1820 (sub. desig. by Herrmannsen, 1847: 41) = Potamilus alatus.

 
Symphynota Lea, 1829.
Lea, 1829, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 424, 442 [38].
Type species: Unio alatus Say, 1817 (orig. desig.) = Potamilus alatus.

 
Symphonota Rafinesque, 1831.
‘Lea’ Of Authors.
Rafinesque, 1831, Continuation: 7.
Gray, 1847, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 196.
Berge, 1847, Conch.-Buch: 69.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 85.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

 
Naidea Swainson, 1840.
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 276, 378.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Aeglia Swainson, 1840)
Type species: Unio ater Lea, 1829 (monotypy) = Potamilus purpuratus.

 
Symphinota Villa, 1841.
Of Authors.
Villa, 1841, Dispos. Syst. Conchyl.: 43.
‘Lea’ Haas, 1969, Treatise on Invert. Paleo: N448.
‘Lea’ Haas, 1969, Das Tierreich: 415.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

 
Limnadea Agassiz, 1846.
Agassiz, 1846, Nomencl. Zool. Index Univ.: 210.
(new name for Lymnadia Sowerby, 1839)

 
Lostena Gray, 1847.
‘Rafinesque’ Gray, 1847, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 196.
(error for Lastena Rafinesque, 1820)

 
Stenelasma Herrmannsen, 1849.
Herrmannsen, 1849, Ind. Gener. Malacol.: 502.
(new name for Lastena Rafinesque, 1820)

 
Symphionota Philippi, 1853.
Philippi, 1853, Handb. Conch. Mal.: 450, 492.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

 
Lastenes Chenu, 1859.
Desmarest in Chenu, 1859, Encycl. Hist. Nat., Crust. Moll. Zooph.: 212.
(error for Lastena Rafinesque, 1820)

 
Noidea Schaufuss, 1869.
Schaufuss, 1869, Moll. Syst. Cat. Paetel: ix, 21.
(error for Naidea Swainson, 1840)

 
Symphanota Preston, 1916.
Preston, 1916, Zool. Rec.: 66.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

 
Megaptera Modell, 1964.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
‘Rafinesque’ Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll.: 85.
‘Rafinesque’ Haas, 1969, Treatise on Invert. Paleo: N455.
(error for Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820)

 
Symphinodonta Korniushin, 1998.
Korniushin, 1998, Malac. Review Bivalvia: 78.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

 
 
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