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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 Benson (1862), 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

Benson, W.H. 1862. Descriptions of Indian and Burmese species of the genus Unio, Retz. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 184-195.

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Attributed Species Names

Unio jenkinsianus Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 185.

Unio macilentus Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 187.

Unio favidens var. viridula Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 189.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio favidens Benson, 1862)

Unio theca Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 186.
Type(s): TYPE LOCALITY TYPE_LOCALITY_MP_009, Ken River, near Banda, Uttar Pradesh, central India.

Unio triembolus Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 190.
Type(s): POSSIBLE SYNTYPES MCZ_175558, Ramgunga River, near Morodabod, India.

Unio pugio Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 193.

Unio laevirostris Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 191.

Unio crispisulcatus Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 193.
Type(s): TYPE BMNH_1964358, Hab._?

Unio favidens Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 188.
Type(s): SYNTYPES BMNH_1965215, Assam.

Unio smaragdites Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 190.

Unio favidens var. marcens Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 188.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio favidens Benson, 1862)
Type(s): POSSIBLE SYNTYPE MCZ_175550, Berhampooter River, Assam, India.

Unio favidens var. trigona Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 188.
(homonym of Unio trigonus Lea, 1831; intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio favidens Benson, 1862)

Unio favidens var. densa Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 189.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio favidens Benson, 1862)

Unio favidens var. deltae Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 189 [as ‘deltæ’].
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio favidens Benson, 1862)

Unio leioma Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 192.

Unio pachysoma Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 186.
Type(s): TYPE BMNH_MP_431, Assam.

Unio pinax Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 192.
Type(s): TYPE BMNH_MP_434, [no locality available - Asia].

Unio plagiosoma Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 191.
Type(s): UNKNOWN BMNH_MP_432, Bengal [from type].

Unio favidens var. chrysis Benson, 1862
Benson, 1862, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10: 189.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio favidens Benson, 1862)

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