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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 | Pleurobemini

genus Elliptio Rafinesque, 1819: nominal genera
     42 valid species

Elliptio Rafinesque, 1819
Rafinesque, 1819, Jour. Phys. Chim. Hist. Nat. 88: 426.
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 291.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 29, 37.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Unio Retzius, 1788)
Type species: Unio (Elliptio) nigra Rafinesque, 1820 (sub. desig. by Ortmann, 1912: 266) = Elliptio crassidens

Canthyria Swainson, 1840
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 276, 378.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Aeglia Swainson, 1840)
Type species: Unio spinosus Lea, 1836 (orig. desig.) = Elliptio spinosa

Cunicula Swainson, 1840
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 267-268, 274, 290, 378.
(intro'd as sub-gen. of Unio Retzius, 1788)
Type species: Unio purpurascens Lamarck, 1819 (sub. desig. by Herrmannsen, 1847: 335) = Elliptio complanata

Elliptis Agassiz, 1845
‘Rafinesque’ Agassiz, 1845, Nom. Syst. Gen. Moll.: 33.
‘Rafin.’ Agassiz, 1846, Nomencl. Zool. Index Univ.: 136.
(error for Elliptio Rafinesque, 1819)

Curricula Gray, 1847
‘Swains.’ Gray, 1847, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 15: 196.
(error for Cunicula Swainson, 1840)

Ellipto Meek, 1876
Meek, 1876, Rept. U.S. Geol. Surv. Terr. (Hayden) 9: 511.
(error for Elliptio Rafinesque, 1819)

Cinicula Heard & Guckert, 1970
‘Swainson’ Heard & Guckert, 1970, Malacologia 10: 348, note 18.
(error for Cunicula Swainson, 1840)

Ensinaia Starobogatov, 1970
Starobogatov, 1970, Fauna Moll. Continent.: 69, 287.
Type species: Unio shepardianus Lea, 1834 (orig. desig.) = Elliptio shepardiana

Taxonomic History (since 1900)

Unio (sec. Elliptio)Simpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Lampsilis (sec. Eurynia)Simpson (1900)
MargaritanaSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Unio (sec. Canthyria)Simpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Unio (sec. Uniomerus)Simpson (1900)
Simpson (1900), de Gregorio (1914), Simpson (1914), Vanatta (1915), Frierson (1927), Russell (1934), Haas (1969), R.I. Johnson (1970), Burch (1975), Williams et al. (2008)
Unio (Lampsilis)Martens (1900)
Unio (s.s.)Call (1900)
UnioSimpson (1900), Ortmann (1909), Ortmann (1909), Ortmann (1909), ..., Branson (1935), Henderson (1935), Yen (1952), Good (2004)
ElliptioOrtmann (1911), Ortmann (1912), Ortmann (1914), Utterback (1915), ..., Lopes-Lima et al. (2020), Bolotov et al. (2020), Graf & Cummings (2021), Bieler (2021)
Lampsilis (Eurynia)Simpson (1914)
Elliptio (s.s.)Frierson (1927), Haas (1930), Thiele (1934), Haas (1969), Haas (1969), R.I. Johnson (1970), R.I. Johnson (1972), Burch (1975)
Elliptio (Eurynaia [sic])Frierson (1927)
Elliptio (Uniomerus)Frierson (1927)
CanthyriaFrierson (1927), Haas (1969), Haas (1969)
Quadrula (Fusconia [sic])Frierson (1927)
Lampsilis (Ligumia)Frierson (1927)
Lampsilis (Ortmanniana)Frierson (1927)
Elliptio (sec. Canthyria)Thiele (1934)
AnodontaHenderson (1935)
EuryniaModell (1957)
MargaritiferaHaas (1969), D.G. Smith (2001)
FusconaiaHaas (1969), R.I. Johnson (1980)
UniomerusHaas (1969), R.I. Johnson (1970), R.I. Johnson (1972), Burch (1975), Brim Box & Williams (2000), Williams et al. (2008)
Elliptio (Eurynia)Haas (1969)
Elliptio (Canthyria)R.I. Johnson (1970), Burch (1975), Johnson & Clarke (1983)
EnsinaiaStarobogatov (1970)
PopenaiasHeard & Guckert (1970), Burch (1975), ITIS (2012)
“Unio”Evanoff et al. (1998)
“L.”Marshall et al. (2018)

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