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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 Preston (1913), 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

Preston, H.B. 1913. New species and varieties of terrestrial and fluviatile shells from equatorial Africa. Revue Zoologique Africaine 3(1): 47-62, pls. 4-6.

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Attributed Species Names

Unio nyassanus Bourguignat, 1889
‘Lea’ of Authors.
Bourguignat, 1889, Bull. Soc. Malac. France 6: 38.
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 59.
(error for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

Unio (Nodularia) caesariana Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 60, pl. 4, fig. 9.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56588, Lac Nyassa.

Unio nyassanus [sic] var. hercules Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 59, pl. 4, fig. 10.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56413, Riv. Shire, ... Lac Nyassa.

Mutela lukuluensis Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 61, pl. 6, fig. 4.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_57422, confluence of the Lukulu and Luapula rivers, Belgian Congo.

Unio (Nodularia) luapulaensis Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 60, pl. 4, fig. 11.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56593, Kasanga, confluent du div Lukulu et Luapula.

Mutela sarae Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 61, pl. 6, fig. 6.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_57420, Riv Shire, pres... Nyassa.

Unio tanganyicensis var. exalbida Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 60.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880)

Spatha mwayana Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 62, pl. 5, fig. 15.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (ORIG. DESIG.) MRAC_57522, Nyassa.

Mutela mathildae Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 61, pl. 6, fig. 7.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MRAC_57421, Riv. Shire.

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