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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!

The nominal species (available and otherwise) in this synonymy are listed by usage rather than strictly by publication date. The primary sorting order is by the most recent year (since 1969) that the species name was treated as valid, and then nominal species are sorted secondarily by publication year.

The taxonomic history of the valid species (since 1900) is listed at the bottom of the page.

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Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Ambleminae | Lampsilini | Venustaconcha

species Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Conrad, 1836): nominal species
     3 specimens available.

Unio ellipsiformis Conrad, 1836
Conrad, 1836, Monogr. Fam. Unionidae 1(7): 60, pl. 34, fig. 1.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE ANSP_42114, Michigan.

Unio ellipsiformisConrad (1836), B.H. Wright (1888)
Lampsilis (sec. Eurynia) ellipsiformisSimpson (1900)
Lampsilis (Eurynia) ellipsiformisSimpson (1914)
Nephronaias ellipsiformisUtterback (1916)
Eurynia (Micromya) ellipsiformisOrtmann (1918)
Lampsilis (Venusta) ellipsiformisFrierson (1927)
Ligumia (Micromya) ellipsiformisF.C. Baker (1928)
Lampsilis (Venustaconcha) ellipsiformisHaas (1969)
Actinonaias ellipsiformisBurch (1975), Mathiak (1979), Gordon et al. (1979), R.I. Johnson (1980), ITIS (2012)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis ellipsiformisOesch (1984), Watters (2018)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformisTurgeon et al. (1988), Cummings & Mayer (1992), Williams et al. (1993), Strayer & Jirka (1997), ..., Wu et al. (2020), Wu et al. (2020), Teiga-Teixeira et al. (2020), Graf & Cummings (2021)
V. ellipsiformisSheng et al. (2014)

Unio venustus Lea, 1838
Lea, 1836, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 24. [nomen nudum]
Lea, 1838, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 6 [O. 2]: 4, pl. 2, fig. 4.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84971, Potosi, Missouri.

Unio venustusLea (1838), Hanley (1843), Conrad (1853), Sowerby (1868), B.H. Wright (1888), Call (1895)
Margarita (Unio) venustusLea (1836), Lea (1838)
Margaron (Unio) venustusLea (1852), Lea (1870)
Unio (Hyridella) venustusAdams & Adams (1857)
Lampsilis (sec. Eurynia) venustusSimpson (1900)
Lampsilis (Eurynia) venustaSimpson (1914)
Nephronaias ellipsiformis venustaUtterback (1916)
Eurynia (Micromya) venustaOrtmann (1918)
Lampsilis (Venusta) venustaFrierson (1927)
Lampsilis (sec. Venustaconcha) venustaThiele (1934)
Lampsilis (Venustaconcha) venustaHaas (1969), Haas (1969)
Actinonaias ellipsiformisR.I. Johnson (1980)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis pleasiiOesch (1984)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformisGraf & Cummings (2007), Watters et al. (2009), Graf & Cummings (2021)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis ellipsiformisWatters (2018)

Unio spatulatus Lea, 1845
Lea, 1845, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 4: 164.
Lea, 1848, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 10 [O. 4]: 80 [54], pl. 8, figs. 22.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84982, Rock R., Wis.

Unio spatulatusLea (1845), Conrad (1853), Sowerby (1868), B.H. Wright (1888)
Margaron (Unio) spatulatusLea (1852), Lea (1870)
Unio (Hyridella) spatulatusAdams & Adams (1857)
Unio spathulatusKüster (1862)
Lampsilis (sec. Eurynia) ellipsiformisSimpson (1900)
Unio (s.s.) spatulatusCall (1900)
Lampsilis (Eurynia) ellipsiformisSimpson (1914)
Nephronaias ellipsiformisUtterback (1916)
Lampsilis (Venusta) ellipsiformisFrierson (1927)
Ligumia (Micromya) ellipsiformisF.C. Baker (1928)
Lampsilis (Venustaconcha) ellipsiformisHaas (1969)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis ellipsiformisOesch (1984)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformisStrayer & Jirka (1997), Watters et al. (2009)

Unio spathulatus K├╝ster, 1862
‘Lea’ Küster, 1862, Conchyl. Cab. 9(2): 261.
(error for Unio spatulatus Lea, 1845)

Unio spathulatusKüster (1862)

Taxonomic History (since 1900)

Lampsilis (sec. Eurynia) ellipsiformisSimpson (1900)
Lampsilis (sec. Eurynia) venustusSimpson (1900)
Unio (s.s.) spatulatusCall (1900)
Lampsilis (Eurynia) ellipsiformisSimpson (1914)
Lampsilis (Eurynia) venustaSimpson (1914)
Nephronaias ellipsiformisUtterback (1916)
Nephronaias ellipsiformis venustaUtterback (1916)
Eurynia (Micromya) ellipsiformisOrtmann (1918)
Eurynia (Micromya) venustaOrtmann (1918)
Lampsilis (Venusta) ellipsiformisFrierson (1927)
Lampsilis (Venusta) venustaFrierson (1927)
Ligumia (Micromya) ellipsiformisF.C. Baker (1928)
Lampsilis (sec. Venustaconcha) venustaThiele (1934)
Lampsilis (Venustaconcha) ellipsiformisHaas (1969)
Lampsilis (Venustaconcha) venustaHaas (1969), Haas (1969)
Actinonaias ellipsiformisBurch (1975), Mathiak (1979), Gordon et al. (1979), R.I. Johnson (1980), ITIS (2012)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis ellipsiformisOesch (1984), Watters (2018)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis pleasiiOesch (1984)
Venustaconcha ellipsiformisTurgeon et al. (1988), Cummings & Mayer (1992), Williams et al. (1993), Strayer & Jirka (1997), ..., Wu et al. (2020), Wu et al. (2020), Teiga-Teixeira et al. (2020), Graf & Cummings (2021)
V. ellipsiformisSheng et al. (2014)

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