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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 Sowerby (1839), 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

Sowerby, G.B., jr. 1839. A Conchological Manual. 130 pp.

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Attributed Genus Names

Anodon Oken, 1815
Oken, 1815, Lehrb. Naturg. 3: 238.
Wood, 1828, Suppl. Index Testac.: 30.
‘Lam.’ Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 6.
‘Lam.’ Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 262.
‘Burguière’ Sowerby, 1870, Conch. Icon. 17: pl. 1.
(new name for Anodonta Lamarck, 1799)
Type species: Mytilus cygneus Linnaeus, 1758 = Anodonta cygnea

Alasmodon Thompson, 1820
Thompson, 1820, Ann. Phil. 16: 116.
‘Say’ Sowerby, 1824, Zool. Jour. 1: 54.
‘Say’ Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 2.
‘Say’ Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 262, 264, 266, 269-274, 278-279, 290, 382.
(error for Alasmodonta Say, 1819; renamed Anelasmodon Agassiz, 1846)

Galathaea Bory de St. Vincent, 1827
Bory de St. Vincent, 1827, Encycl. Méth. 2: 151.
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 88.
(error for Galatea Bruguière, 1797)

Ethaeria Agassiz, 1839
‘Lamarck’ of Authors.
Agassiz, 1839, Bull. Soc. imp. Nat. Moscou 12: 418.
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 17.
(error for Etheria Lamarck, 1807)

Lymnadia Sowerby, 1839
‘Sw.’ Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 60.
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 265-266, 268, 273, 285, 289-290; 379 [as ‘Lymnadea’].
(renamed Limnadea Agassiz, 1846)
Type species: Lymnadia gigas of Authors, 0 (monotypy) = Lasmigona complanata

Barbata Sowerby, 1839
‘Humphrey’ Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 81.
Agassiz, 1845, Nom. Syst. Gen. Moll.: 10.
Agassiz, 1846, Nomencl. Zool. Index Univ.: 43.
(error for Barbala Gray, 1825)

Cyrenoides Sowerby, 1839
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 37.
(error for Cyrenoida de Joannis, 1835)

Dreissina Sowerby, 1839
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 40.
(error for Dreissena Van Beneden, 1835)

Attributed Species Names

Iridina elongata Sowerby, 1821
Sowerby, 1821, Genera of Shells 7: Abb. 1.
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 54, fig. 150.

Unio atratus Sowerby, 1839
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 121, fig. 148.
(misidentified reference to Unio (Niaa) atrata Swainson, 1823)

Alasmodon complanatus Sowerby, 1839
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 2, fig. 141.
(reference to Alasmodonta complanata Barnes, 1823)

Castalia ambigua Sowerby, 1839
‘Lamarck’ Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: fig. 140.
(reference to Castalia ambigua Lamarck, 1819)

Mycetopus solenoides Sowerby, 1839
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 67, fig. 151.

Complanaria gigas Swainson, 1840
Sowerby, 1839, Conch. Man.: 2, fig. 141.
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 288, 382.

Taxonomic Opinions

Alasmodon complanata (Barnes, 1823)

Anodon cataractus (Say, 1817)

Castalia ambigua Lamarck, 1819

Cristaria tuberculata Fer.

Diplodon multistriatus (Lea, 1831)

Dipsas plicatus (Leach, 1815)

Etheria semilunata Lamarck, 1807

Hyria corrugata Lamarck, 1819

Hyria syrmatophora (Lam.)

Iridina elongata Sowerby, 1821

Margaritana margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Monocondylaea paraguayana d’Orbigny, 1835

Mysca pictorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Platiris (Iridina) exotica (Lamarck, 1819)

Platiris (Iridina) ovata (Swainson, 1823)

Platiris (Spatha) nilotica (Cailliaud, 1823)

Platiris (Spatha) rubens (Lamarck, 1819)

Platiris (Spatha) solenoides (Sowerby, 1839)

Unio alatus Say, 1817

Unio atratus Lam.

Unio littoralis Lamarck, 1801
+ Mya ovata Donovan, 1802

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