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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Epioblasma Rafinesque, 1831: generic synonymy
  View species list: 29 species

Epioblasma Rafinesque, 1831.
Rafinesque, 1831, Continuation: 2.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 72.
Type species: Epioblasma biloba Rafinesque, 1831 = Epioblasma rangiana.

 
Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852.
Agassiz, 1852, Arch. Naturg.: 43.
Type species: Unio foliatus Hildreth, 1828 (sub. desig. by Simpson, 1900: 521) = Epioblasma flexuosa.

 
Disnomia Bielz, 1869.
Bielz, 1869, Verz. Moll. Samml.: 43.
(error for Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)

 
Dysnomya Meek, 1876.
Meek, 1876, Rept. U.S. Geol. Surv. Terr. (Hayden): 512.
(error for Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)

 
Epiloblasma Meek, 1876.
‘Rafinesque’ Of Authors.
Meek, 1876, Rept. U.S. Geol. Surv. Terr. (Hayden): 511.
Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll.: 96.
(error for Epioblasma Rafinesque, 1831)

 
Dysonomia Paetel, 1890.
‘Agassiz’ Paetel, 1890, Cat. Conch.-Samml.: 143.
(error for Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)

 
Epilobasma Simpson, 1900.
Simpson, 1900, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus.: 744.
(error for Epioblasma Rafinesque, 1831)

 
Pilea Simpson, 1900.
Simpson, 1900, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus.: 522.
Simpson, 1914, Descr. Cat. Naiades: 22.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Truncilla Rafinesque, 1819)
Type species: Unio personatus Say, 1829 (original designation) = Epioblasma personata.

 
Scalenilla Ortmann & Walker, 1922.
Ortmann & Walker, 1922, Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich.: 68.
Ortmann, 1924, Amer. Midl. Nat.: 43.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)
Type species: Unio sulcatus Lea, 1829 (orig. desig.) = Epioblasma obliquata.

 
Truncillopsis Ortmann & Walker, 1922.
Ortmann & Walker, 1922, Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich.: 65.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)
Type species: Truncilla triqueter Rafinesque, 1820 (orig. desig.) = Epioblasma triquetra.

 
Capsaeformis Frierson, 1927.
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 95.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)
Type species: Unio capsaeformis Lea, 1834 (orig. desig.) = Epioblasma capsaeformis.

 
Obliquata Frierson, 1927.
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 52.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Quadrula Rafinesque, 1820)
Type species: Obliquaria (Scalenaria) obliquata Rafinesque, 1820 (orig. desig.) = Epioblasma obliquata.

 
Penita Frierson, 1927.
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 93.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)
Type species: Unio penitus Conrad, 1834 (orig. desig.) = Epioblasma penita.

 
Torulosa Frierson, 1927.
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 94.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852)
Type species: Amblema torulosa Rafinesque, 1820 (orig. desig.) = Epioblasma torulosa.

 
Pilaea Starobogatov, 1970.
‘Lea’ Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 70.
(error for Pilea Simpson, 1900)

 
 
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