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

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

This page documents data for Benson (1836), 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. 1836. Descriptive catalogue of a collection of land and fresh-water shells, chiefly contained in the museum of the Asiatic Society. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 5: 741-750.

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Attributed Genus Names

Scaphula Benson, 1834
Benson, 1834, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 91.
Benson, 1836, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 5: 750.
Benson, 1856, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 17: 128.
Type species: Scaphula celox Benson, 1836 (sub. desig. by of Authors, 0) = Scaphula celox

Attributed Species Names

Anodonta soleniformis Benson, 1836
Benson, 1836, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 5: 750.
(homonym of Unio soleniformis Lea, 1831; renamed Margaron (Unio) bensonii Lea, 1870)

Scaphula celox Benson, 1836
Benson, 1830, Glean. Sci. 2: pl. 7, figs. 2-3.
Benson, 1836, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 5: 750.
Benson, 1856, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 17: 129.

Taxonomic Opinions

Anodonta soleniformis

Scaphula celox

Unio cæruleus Lea

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