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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!

This page lists the nominal species (available and otherwise) currently circumscribed under the valid name.

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Ambleminae | Lampsilini | Potamilus

species Potamilus purpuratus (Lamarck, 1819): synonymy
     5 specimens available.

Unio purpurata Lamarck, 1819
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 155, fig. 10 [?]. [pre-linnaean]
Lamarck, 1819, Hist. Natur. Anim. sans Vert. 6: 71, sp. 6.

Unio ater Lea, 1829
Lea, 1829, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 426, pl. 7, fig. 9.
(homonym of Unio ater Nilsson, 1822; renamed Unio lugubris Say, 1832)
Type(s): SYNTYPE USNM_86108, Port Gibson, Miss.

Unio atra Deshayes, 1830
Deshayes, 1830, Enc. Méth. 2: 582.
(reference to Unio ater Lea, 1829)

Unio lugubris Say, 1832
Say, 1832, Amer. Conch. 5: pl. 43.
(new name for Unio ater Lea, 1829)

Unio poulsoni Conrad, 1834
Conrad, 1834, New Fresh-Water Shells: 25, pl. 1.

Mya ventricosus Ferussac, 1835
‘Solander’ Ferussac, 1835, Mag. Zool. 5: 26.
(intro'd as syn of Unio purpurata Lamarck, 1819)

Unio coloradoensis Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 314 [34], pl. 31, fig. 29.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84845, Colorado R., Texas.

Unio permiscens Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 112.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 102 [106], pl. 17, fig. 251.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86118, Columbus, Miss.

Unio dolosus Lea, 1860
Lea, 1860, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 12: 307.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 75 [79], pl. 9, fig. 224.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86119, Claiborne, Ala.

Unio dolosus Sowerby, 1866
‘Lea’ Sowerby, 1866, Conch. Icon. 16: pl. 41, sp. 228.
(reference to Unio dolosus Lea, 1860)

Unio poulsoni Sowerby, 1866
‘Conrad’ Sowerby, 1866, Conch. Icon. 16: pl. 51, sp. 270.
(reference to Unio poulsoni Conrad, 1834)

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