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

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nominal species Unio auratus Hanley, 1843

‘Swainson’ of Authors.
Hanley, 1843, Illustr. Descr. Cat. Rec. Bivalve Shells: 199 [as ‘Naia aurata’].
‘Swain.’ Lea, 1852, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 33 [as ‘Niäa aurata’].
‘Swainson MS’ Reeve, 1865, Conch. Icon. 16: pl. 29, sp. 150.
(reference to Unio auratus Philippi, 1847)
Type(s): FIGURED SPECIMEN BMNH_1965144, I. of Chiloe.

= Diplodon chilensis

Taxonomic Opinions

+ Diplodon (s.s.) gassiesi (Küster, 1856) — (Simpson, 1914)
+ Diplodon (s.s.) gassiesi (Küster, 1856) — (Simpson, 1900)
= Unio auratus ‘Swainson MS’ in Mus. Cuming — (Reeve, 1865)
= Unio auratus Swainson — (Küster, 1861)
+ Unio limensis Charpentier — (Küster, 1856)
+ Margaron (Unio) auratus (Swain.) — (Lea, 1852)
+ Unio atrata Lea — (Hanley, 1843)

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