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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 Retzius (1788), 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

Retzius. 1788. Dissertatio historiconaturalis sistens nova testaceorum genera: .

Attributed Genus Names

Unio Retzius, 1788
Philipsson in Retzius, 1788, Diss. Nat.-Hist. Test. Gen.: 16.
(renamed Unionea Rafinesque, 1815)
Type species: Mya pictorum Linnaeus, 1758 (subsequent designation) = Unio pictorum

Attributed Species Names

Unio crassus Retzius, 1788
Schröter, 1779, Gesch. Flußconch.: 182, pl. 2, fig. 2 [Mya testa crassa]. [non-binomial]
Philipsson in Retzius, 1788, Diss. Nat.-Hist. Test. Gen.: 17.

Unio tumidus Retzius, 1788
Philipsson in Retzius, 1788, Diss. Nat.-Hist. Test. Gen.: 17.

Mya ovalis Retzius, 1788
Retzius, 1788, Diss. Nat.-Hist. Test. Gen.: ??.
Donovan, 1801, Brit. Shells 3: pl. 89.
(misidentified reference to Mya ovalis Lightfoot, 1786)

Mya ovalis Montagu, 1803
Philipsson in Retzius, 1788, Diss. Nat.-Hist. Test. Gen.: .
Pultney, 1799, Cat. Birds. Shells. Dorsetshire: 27. [nomen nudum]
Montagu, 1803, Test. Brit. (1): 34.
(misidentified reference to Mya ovalis Lightfoot, 1786)

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