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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!

For each valid genus, the nominal generic synonyms are listed. The taxonomic history (since 1900) at the bottom of the page lists the genera to which all of the currently included species have been classified.

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Ambleminae | Lampsilini

genus Potamilus Rafinesque, 1818: nominal genera
     11 valid species

Potamila Rafinesque, 1818
Rafinesque, 1818, Amer. Mon. Mag. 4: 107.
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 288.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 24, 35.
(error for Potamilus Rafinesque, 1818)

Potamilus Rafinesque, 1818
Rafinesque, 1818, Amer. Mon. Mag. 3: 355.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 22.
Type species: Unio alatus Say, 1817 (sub. desig. by Morrison, 1969: 24) = Potamilus alatus

Proptera Rafinesque, 1819
Rafinesque, 1819, Jour. Phys. Chim. Hist. Nat. 88: 426.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 29.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Unio Retzius, 1788; renamed Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820)

Lastena Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 316.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 59.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Anodonta Lamarck, 1799; renamed Stenelasma Herrmannsen, 1849)
Type species: Anodonta (Lastena) ohiensis Rafinesque, 1820 (sub. desig. by Herrmannsen, 1847: 577, 58) = Potamilus ohiensis

Leptodea Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 295.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 40.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Unio Retzius, 1788)
Type species: Unio (Leptodea) fragilis Rafinesque, 1820 (sub. desig. by Herrmannsen, 1847: 584) = Potamilus fragilis

Metaphera Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): ??.
(error for Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820)

Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 299.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 44.
(new name for Proptera Rafinesque, 1819)
Type species: Unio alatus Say, 1817 (sub. desig. by Herrmannsen, 1847: 41) = Potamilus alatus

Symphynota Lea, 1829
Lea, 1829, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 424, 442 [38].
Type species: Unio alatus Say, 1817 (orig. desig.) = Potamilus alatus

Lasmonos Rafinesque, 1831
Rafinesque, 1831, Continuation: 5.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 81.
(renamed Monelasmus Agassiz, 1846)
Type species: Lasmonos fragilis Rafinesque, 1831 (orig. desig.) = Potamilus fragilis

Symphonota Rafinesque, 1831
‘Lea’ of Authors.
Rafinesque, 1831, Continuation: 7.
Berge, 1847, Conch.-Buch: 69.
Gray, 1847, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 15: 196.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 85.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

Naidea Swainson, 1840
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 276, 378.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Aeglia Swainson, 1840)
Type species: Unio ater Lea, 1829 (monotypy) = Potamilus purpuratus

Symphinota Villa, 1841
of Authors.
Villa, 1841, Dispos. Syst. Conchyl.: 43.
‘Lea’ Haas, 1969, Das Tierreich 88: 415.
‘Lea’ Haas, 1969, Treatise on Invert. Paleo: N448.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

Monelasmus Agassiz, 1846
Agassiz, 1846, Nomencl. Zool. Index Univ.: 237.
(new name for Lasmonos Rafinesque, 1831)

Lostena Gray, 1847
‘Rafinesque’ Gray, 1847, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 15: 196.
(error for Lastena Rafinesque, 1820)

Stenelasma Herrmannsen, 1849
Herrmannsen, 1849, Ind. Gener. Malacol. 2: 502.
(new name for Lastena Rafinesque, 1820)

Symphionota Philippi, 1853
Philippi, 1853, Handb. Conch. Mal.: 450, 492.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

Lastenes Chenu, 1859
Desmarest in Chenu, 1859, Encycl. Hist. Nat., Crust. Moll. Zooph. 4: 212.
(error for Lastena Rafinesque, 1820)

Noidea Schaufuss, 1869
Schaufuss, 1869, Moll. Syst. Cat. Paetel 7: ix, 21.
(error for Naidea Swainson, 1840)

Monelagmus Paetel, 1875
‘Agas.’ Paetel, 1875, Fam. Gatt. Moll.: 127.
(error for Monelasmus Agassiz, 1846)

Paraptera Ortmann, 1911
Ortmann, 1911, Mem. Carnegie Mus. 4: 301.
Ortmann, 1912, Ann. Carnegie Mus. 8: 330.
Type species: Unio gracilis Barnes, 1823 (orig. desig.) = Potamilus fragilis

Pareptera Frierson, 1914
‘Ortmann’ Frierson, 1914, Nautilus 28: 7.
(error for Paraptera Ortmann, 1911)

Symphanota Preston, 1916
Preston, 1916, Zool. Rec. 51: 66.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

Megaptera Modell, 1964
‘Rafinesque’ of Authors.
‘Rafinesque’ Modell, 1964, Arch. Moll. 93: 85.
‘Rafinesque’ Haas, 1969, Treatise on Invert. Paleo: N455.
(error for Metaptera Rafinesque, 1820)

Symphinodonta Korniushin, 1998
Korniushin, 1998, Malac. Review Bivalvia 7: 78.
(error for Symphynota Lea, 1829)

Potamilis Contreras-Arquieta, 2000
‘Rafinesque’ Contreras-Arquieta, 2000, Mexicoa 2(1): 44.
(error for Potamilus Rafinesque, 1818)

Taxonomic History (since 1900)

Lampsilis (Proptera)Simpson (1900), Ortmann (1909), Simpson (1914)
Lampsilis (s.s.)Simpson (1900), Simpson (1914), Frierson (1927)
Simpson (1900), de Gregorio (1914), Simpson (1914), Vanatta (1915), Frierson (1927), Haas (1969), Burch (1975)
AnodontaSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914), Thiele (1934)
Unio (s.s.)Call (1900)
PropteraOrtmann (1909), Ortmann (1909), Ortmann (1910), Ortmann (1912), ..., R.I. Johnson (1980), Davis & Fuller (1981), Contreras-Arquieta (2000), ITIS (2012)
ParapteraOrtmann (1912), Ortmann (1918)
Uniode Gregorio (1914), Henderson (1935)
Unio (Symphynota)de Gregorio (1914)
LastenaUtterback (1915), Modell (1945)
LampsilisVanatta (1915)
LasmonosUtterback (1916), Utterback (1916)
LeptodeaOrtmann & Walker (1922), Ortmann (1924), Ortmann (1925), F.C. Baker (1928), ..., Teiga-Teixeira et al. (2020), Klymus et al. (2020), Inoue et al. (2020), Graf & Cummings (2021)
Anodonta (Lastena)Frierson (1927), Haas (1969)
Lampsilis (Leptodea)Frierson (1927)
MedionidusHaas (1969), Burch (1975), R.I. Johnson (1977), Turgeon et al. (1988), ..., IUCN (2000), Graf & Cummings (2007), Cummings & Graf (2010), ITIS (2012)
PotamilusMorrison (1969), Oesch (1984), Turgeon et al. (1988), Cummings & Mayer (1992), ..., Zieritz et al. (2021), Gomes-dos-Santos et al. (2021), FMCS (2021), Wu et al. (2022)
Anodonta (Utterbackia)R.I. Johnson (1970)
Potamilis [sic]Contreras-Arquieta (2000)

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