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Tue 06 Aug 2019

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 | Obovaria

species Obovaria retusa (Lamarck, 1819): synonymy
     3 specimens available.

Unio obtusa Cuvier, 1817
‘Desh.’ Cuvier, 1817, Règne Animal 2: pl. 92, pl. 1.

Unio retusa Lamarck, 1819
Lamarck, 1819, Hist. Natur. Anim. sans Vert. 6: 72, sp. 9.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MNHN_MPL_0043, Habite les rivières de la Nouvelle Ecosse. A. Michaud. [Lives in the rivers of Nova Scotia. A. Michaud."].

Obovaria torsa Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1819, Jour. Phys. Chim. Hist. Nat. 88: 427 [as ‘U. (Obovaria) torsa’]. [nomen nudum]
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 311, pl. 82, figs. 1-3.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 29, 54.
Type(s): NEOTYPE ANSP_20256, Kentucky River.

Obovaria torsa var. marginata Rafinesque, 1820
Rafinesque, 1820, Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 5 (13): 311.
Rafinesque, 1864, [in] Binney & Tryon, reprint: 54.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Obovaria torsa Rafinesque, 1820)

Unio incurvis Say, 1829
Say, 1829, New Harm. Dissem. 2(19): 293.

Unio torsus Potiez & Michaud, 1844
‘Rafinesque’ Potiez & Michaud, 1844, Galérie Moll. at. Mus. Douai 2: 149, pl. 57, figs. 1-2.
(reference to Obovaria torsa Rafinesque, 1820)

Unio cordatus Küster, 1852
‘Rafinesque’ Küster, 1852, Conchyl. Cab. 9(2): 57, pl. 13, fig. 1.
(misidentified reference to Obovaria cordata Rafinesque, 1820)

Unio jorsus de Gregorio, 1914
‘Rafinesque’ de Gregorio, 1914, Il Nat. Siciliano 2: 43, 56.
(error for Obovaria torsa Rafinesque, 1820)

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