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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 E.A. Smith (1881), 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

Smith, E.A. 1881. On a collection of shells from Lakes Tanganyika and Nyassa and other localities in East Africa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1881: 276-300.

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Attributed Species Names

Unio horei E.A. Smith, 1880
E.A. Smith, 1880, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 6: 429.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 299, pl. 34, fig. 37.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-42, Lake Tanganyika.

Spatha tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1880: pl. 31, fig. 8a. [in part]
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 296, pl. 34, fig. 32.
(reference to Spatha tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880)

Unio tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1880: 351, pl. 31, figs. 9-9a.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 298, pl. 34, fig. 35.
(renamed Unio tanganikanus Bourguignat, 1883)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_80-3-5-39, Lake Tanganyika.

Pleiodon spekei E.A. Smith, 1880
‘Woodward’ of Authors.
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1880: 350.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 296.
Martens, 1897, Besch. Weich. Deutsch Ost Afr. 4: 256.
(error for Iridina spekii Woodward, 1859)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1859-12-23-8, Lake Tanganyika.

Unio thomsoni E.A. Smith, 1880
E.A. Smith, 1880, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 6: 430.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 229, pl. 34, fig. 36.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-36, Lake Tanganyika.

Unio niloticus E.A. Smith, 1880
‘Cailliaud’ E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1880: 351.
‘Caulliaud’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 296.
(misidentified reference to Unio niloticus Cailliaud, 1827)

Unio burtoni E.A. Smith, 1881
‘Woodward’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: pl. 34, fig. 33a. [in part]
(reference to Unio burtoni Woodward, 1859)

Unio nyassaensis var. tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1881
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 298, pl. 34, fig. 34a.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864; homonym of Unio tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880; renamed Unio nyassaensis var. ujijiensis Crosse, 1881)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-39, Lake Tanganyika.

Unio nyassaensis E.A. Smith, 1881
‘Lea’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: pl. 34, fig. 34b. [in part]
(reference to Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

Cyrena radiata E.A. Smith, 1881
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: ??.
(reference to Cyrena radiata Philippi, 1846)

Iridina exotica E.A. Smith, 1881
‘Lamarck’ of Authors.
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 296.
Crosse, 1881, J. de Conch. 29: 292.
Dartevelle & Schwetz, 1948, Mém. Inst. Royal Colonial Belge: 52.
(misidentified reference to Iridina exotica Lamarck, 1819)

Burtonia livingstoniana Bourguignat, 1883
E.A. Smith, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1880: pl. 31, fig. 8a [as ‘Spatha tanganyicensis’]. [in part]
E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 296, pl. 34, fig. 32 [as ‘Spatha tanganyicensis’].
Bourguignat, 1883, Moll. Fluv. Nyanza: 23.
Bourguignat, 1885, Esp. Nouv. et Genres Nouv. Lac Oukékérewe et Tanganika: 38.
Bourguignat, 1886, Nouv. Malac.: Unio. Iridin. Lac Tanganika: 32.
Bourguignat, 1888, Iconogr. Malac. Lac Tanganika: 59.

Grandidieria smithi Bourguignat, 1885
‘Woodward’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: pl. 34, fig. 33a [as ‘Unio burtoni’].
Bourguignat, 1885, Bull. Soc. Malac. France 2: 7.
Bourguignat, 1885, Notice Prodr. Moll. Giraud Tanganika: 93.
Bourguignat, 1885, Esp. Nouv. et Genres Nouv. Lac Oukékérewe et Tanganika: 21.
Type(s): SYNTYPE BMNH_80-12-20-31, Lake Tanganyika.

Unio hermosus Bourguignat, 1889
‘Lea’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: pl. 34, fig. 34b. [in part]
Bourguignat, 1889, Bull. Soc. Malac. France 6: 38.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1880-12-20-130, Lake Nyassa.

Taxonomic Opinions

Mutela exotica (Lamarck)
+ Iridina elongata Sowerby & Sowerby, 1821
+ Iridina nilotica Cailliaud, 1823

Pleiodon spekei [sic] Woodward, 1859
+ Pleiodon spekei E.A. Smith, 1880

Spatha tanganyicensis Smith, 1880
+ Spatha tanganyicensis E.A. Smith, 1880

Unio burtoni Woodward

Unio horei Smith, 1880

Unio niloticus Cailliaud

Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864
+ Unio nyassae Sowerby, 1866
+ Unio nyassensis Sowerby, 1868
+ Unio nyassaensis E.A. Smith, 1881

Unio nyassaensis var. aferula Lea, 1864

Unio nyassaensis var. kirkii Lea, 1864

Unio nyassaensis var. tanganyicensis

Unio tanganyicensis Smith, 1880

Unio thomsoni Smith, 1880

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