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

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This page documents data for Leach (1852), such as genera and species attributed to that publication (including known misspellings, misidentifications, and other unavailable names) as well as taxonomic opinions, if available. Taxonomic opinions refer to uses of genera and species as valid and invalid in that work.

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Publication information

Leach, W.E. 1852. Molluscorum Britanniæ Synopsis: A Synopsis of the Mollusca of Great Britain, arranged according to their natural affinities and anatomical structure. 375 pp. + plates.

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Attributed Genus Names

Damaris Swainson, 1823
‘Leach’ Swainson, 1823, Zool. Illustr. 3(1): pl. 160.
Gray, 1840, Synopt. Cont. Brit. Mus. 42nd ed.: 138, 150.
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 321.
Type species: Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758 (monotypy) = Margaritifera margaritifera

Pera Leach, 1852
Alder, 1831, Trans. Natur. Hist. Soc. Northumbld. Durham 1: 41 [not used as valid].
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 288, 291.
(intro'd as syn. of Cyclas Lamarck, 1799)

Euglesia Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 291.
(error for Euglesa Jenyns, 1832)
Type species: Tellina henslowana Sheppard, 1825 = Euglesa henslowana

Cordula Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 288, 292.
Type species: Tellina amnica Müller, 1774 (monotypy) = Pisidium amnicum

Attributed Species Names

Pera henslowiana Jenyns, 1832
‘Leach’ of Authors.
Jenyns, 1832, Trans. Cambridge Phil. Soc. 4: 308.
Hanley, 1843, Illustr. Descr. Cat. Rec. Bivalve Shells: 91.
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 291 [as ‘Pera henslowiana’].
Prime, 1870, Amer. J. Conch. 5: 169.
Clessin, 1874, Conch. Cab. 9(3): 13.
Clessin, 1874, Bull. Soc. Vaud. Sci. Nat. 13: 149 [as ‘Pisidium henslowianum’].
Servain, 1882, Hist. Moll. Acéph. Francfort: 19 [as ‘Pisidium henslowianum’].
Prime, 1895, Cat. Corbiculadae: 60 [as ‘Pisidium henslowianum’].
Dall, 1903, Trans. Wagner Free Inst. 3(6): 1463.
Thiele, 1934, Handb. Syst. Weichtierk. 3: 853 [1297].
Kantor et al., 2010, Cat. Contin. Moll. Russia: 308 [as ‘Tellina henslowiana’].
(error for Tellina henslowana Sheppard, 1825)

Pera fluviatilis Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 292.

Cyclas alata Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 291.

Anodontes europaea Leach, 1852
Lister, 1678, Hist. Anim. Anglic.: 29, pl. 1, fig. 3. [pre-linnaean]
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 326 [as ‘europæa’].

Pera gibba Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 292.

Pera amnica Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 292.
(homonym of Tellina amnica Müller, 1774)

Pera pulchella Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 292.
(reference to Pisidium pulchellum Jenyns, 1832)

Euglesa henslowiana Leach, 1852
Leach, 1852, Syn. Moll. Gr. Brit.: 291.

Taxonomic Opinions

Anodontes europaea
+ Mytilus cygneus Linnaeus, 1758
+ Mytilus anatinus Linnaeus, 1758
+ Mytilus anatinus Da Costa, 1778
+ Mytilus stagnalis Gmelin, 1791
+ Mytilus avonensis Montagu, 1803
+ Anodonta anatina Draparnaud, 1806
+ Mytilus cygneus Maton & Rackett, 1807
+ Mytilus anatinus Maton & Rackett, 1807
+ Anodonta intermedia Lamarck, 1819

Cordula amnica
+ Tellina rivalis Maton, 1797
+ Cyclas obliqua Lamarck, 1818

Cyclas alata

Cyclas cornea
+ Cardium nux Da Costa, 1778
+ Cardium amnicum Pultney, 1799
+ Cyclas rivalis Draparnaud, 1806

Cyclas lacustris
+ Cyclas lacustris Draparnaud, 1806

Cyclas rivicola

Cyclas stagnicola
+ Cyclas calyculata Draparnaud, 1806

Damaris elongata
+ Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758

Euglesa henslowiana

Pera amnica

Pera appendiculata

Pera fluviatilis

Pera gibba

Pera henslowiana [sic]

Pera pulchella

Unio ovalis
+ Mya ovata Donovan, 1802

Unio pictorum
+ Mya ovalis Retzius, 1788
+ Mya batava Maton & Rackett, 1807

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