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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!

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Parreysiinae | Coelaturini | Nyassunio

species Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864): synonymy
     91 specimens available.

Unio aferula Lea, 1864
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 16: 109.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 6 [O. 11]: 34 [38], pl. 13, fig. 34 [as ‘aferulus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84058, L. Nyassa, Africa.

Unio kirkii Lea, 1864
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 16: 108.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 6 [O. 11]: 32 [36], pl. 12, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84056, L. Nyassa, Central Africa.

Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 16: 108.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 6 [O. 11]: 33 [37], pl. 12, fig. 32.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84057, L. Nyassa, Africa.

Unio nyassae Sowerby, 1866
Sowerby, 1866, Conch. Icon. 16: pl. 41, sp. 224, figs. 224a-b [changed in errata to ‘nyssensis’].

Unio nyassensis Sowerby, 1868
‘Lea’ of Authors.
Sowerby, 1868, Conch. Icon. 16: Errata.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 30.
(error for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

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)

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.

Unio nyassanus Bourguignat, 1889
‘Lea’ of Authors.
Bourguignat, 1889, Bull. Soc. Malac. France 6: 38.
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 59.
(error for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

Unio (Nodularia) caesariana Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 60, pl. 4, fig. 9.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56588, Lac Nyassa.

Unio nyassanus [sic] var. hercules Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 59, pl. 4, fig. 10.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56413, Riv. Shire, ... Lac Nyassa.

Nyassunio ecclesi Crowley et al., 1964
Woodward in Crowley et al., 1964, Annals Mus. R. Afr. Cent. 131: 52, pl. 6, figs. 39-40.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MRAC_793224, Nyassaland: Lac Nyassa.

Unio afferulus R.I. Johnson, 1974
‘Lea’ R.I. Johnson, 1974, Spec. Occ. Publ. (2): 11.
(error for Unio aferula Lea, 1864)

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