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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves)

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Margaritiferidae | Margaritiferinae | Margaritifera

species Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758): synonymy
     22 specimens available.

Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758
Lister, 1678, Hist. Anim. Anglic.: [app.] 15, pl. 1, fig. 1. [pre-linnaean]
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 149, fig. 4. [pre-linnaean]
Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. 1: 671, sp. 20.
Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. 1(2): 1112, sp. 29.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE LS_29, “Habitat in totius orbis arctici cataractis.”.

Mya margaritifera Da Costa, 1778
Da Costa, 1778, British Conch.: 225, pl. 15, fig. 3.
(reference to Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)

Margaritana fluviatilis Schumacher, 1817
Schumacher, 1816, Overs. Dansk. Vid. Selsk. Forhandl. Kjobehhaven 1816: 7. [nomen nudum]
Schumacher, 1817, Essai. Nouv. Syst.: 124, pl. 10, fig. 4.

Unio elongata Lamarck, 1819
Pennant, 1777, British Zool. 4: pl. 43, fig. 18.
Lamarck, 1819, Hist. Natur. Anim. sans Vert. 6: 70, sp. 2.
Type(s): POSSIBLE SYNTYPE MNHN_MPL_0028, Habite dans les rivières de l’Angleterre, et probablement du nord de l’Europe [Lives in the rivers of England and Northern Europe probably].

Alasmodonta arcuata Barnes, 1823
Barnes, 1823, Amer. J. Sci. 6 (1-2): 277, pl. 12, fig. 20.

Unio sinuata C. Pfeiffer, 1825
C. Pfeiffer, 1825, Naturgesch. Dtsch. Land-Süßw. Moll. 2: .
(misidentified reference to Unio sinuata Lamarck, 1819)

Unio elongata Michaud, 1831
Michaud, 1831, Compl. Hist. Nat. Moll., Draparnaud: 113, pl. 16, fig. 29.
(reference to Unio elongata Lamarck, 1819)

Unio roissyi Michaud, 1831
Michaud, 1831, Compl. Hist. Nat. Moll., Draparnaud: 112, pl. 16, figs. 27-28.

Unio margaritifer var. minor Rossmässler, 1835
Rossmässler, 1835, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll. 1 (2): 21, pl. 9, fig. 129.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)

Unio rivalis Lea, 1836
‘Zeig.’ Lea, 1836, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 46.
(intro'd as syn of Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)

Unio brunneus Bonhomme, 1840
Bonhomme, 1840, Mém. Aveyron 2: 460.

Unio tristis Morelet, 1845
Morelet, 1845, Moll. Terr. Fluv. Portugal: 107, pl. 31, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_93-2-4-1961, la Tamega, pres a Amarante, Portugal.

Unio roisii Lea, 1852
‘Mich.’ Lea, 1852, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 40.
(error for Unio roissyi Michaud, 1831)

Unio raveneliana Chenu, 1859
‘Lea’ Chenu, 1859, Manuel Conchyl. 2: 144, fig. 714.
(misidentified reference to Unio ravenelianus Lea, 1834)

Unio reyniesii Lea, 1870
‘Mich.’ Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 64.
(error for Unio roissyi Michaud, 1831)

Margaritifera borealis Westerlund, 1871
Westerlund, 1871, Moll. Terre et d’Eau Douce Suéde et Norvége: 168.

Margaritana compressa Westerlund, 1873
Westerlund, 1873, Fauna Moll. Terr. Fluv. Suec. Norv. Dan. (2): ??. [infra-subsp.]

Margaritana ventricosa Westerlund, 1873
Westerlund, 1873, Fauna Moll. Terr. Fluv. Suec. Norv. Dan. (2): ??. [infra-subsp.]

Margaritana freytagi Kobelt, 1886
Kobelt, 1886, Jb. Nassau. Ver. Naturk. 39: 98, pl. 8, figs. 1-4.
Kobelt, 1886, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll. 2: 45, pl. 55, figs. 291-294.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE SMF_4984, Nister b. Hachenburg.

Margaritana michaudi Locard, 1889
Michaud, 1831, Compl. Hist. Nat. Moll., Draparnaud: 113, pl. 16, fig. 29 [as ‘Unio elongata’].
Locard, 1889, Contr. Faune Malacol. Franc. 13: 123 [17], 180 [74].
Locard, 1893, Coqu. Eau Douce Saumâtre France: 150.
Type(s): PARALECTOTYPE MNHN_22368, Vire [Calvados].

Margaritana pyrenaica Locard, 1889
Bourguignat in Locard, 1889, Contr. Faune Malacol. Franc. 13: 123 [17], 181 [75].
‘Bourguignat’ Locard, 1893, Coqu. Eau Douce Saumâtre France: 150.
Type(s): SYNTYPE MNHN_22478, Carcenac (Aveyron).

Margaritana margaritifera forma jetschini Westerlund, 1890
Westerlund, 1890, Fauna Paläarct. Binnenconch. 2(7): 185. [infra-subsp.]
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)

Margaritana alleni Locard, 1899
Castro in Locard, 1899, Conchyliol. Portug.: 212.

Margaritana margaritifera parvula Haas, 1908
Haas, 1908, Beitr. Kenntn. Mittleleurop. Najadeen, Beilage zu... 1908 (1): 15.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE SMF_4982, Ulfenbach bei Affolterbach.

Margaritana margaritifera var. siluriana Bloomer, 1927
Bloomer, 1927, Proc. Malac. Soc. London 17: 211.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)

Margaritana durrovensis Bloomer, 1928
Bloomer, 1928, Proc. Malac. Soc. London 18: 74, text fig.
(reference to Margaritana durrovensis Phillips, 1928)

Margaritana durrovensis Phillips, 1928
Phillips, 1928, Proc. Malac. Soc. London 18: 71, pls. 3-5.
Bloomer, 1928, Proc. Malac. Soc. London 18: 74, text fig.
Type(s): SYNTYPES BMNH_1928-10-23-1-2, River Nore, Durrow, Queen’s Co., Ireland.

Margaritana durrowensis Haas, 1940
‘Phillips’ Haas, 1940, Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 120.
(error for Margaritana durrovensis Phillips, 1928)

Margaritana tenerus Ziuganov et al., 1994
Ziuganov et al., 1994, Freshw. Pearl Muss. & Fish: 59.
(intro'd as syn of Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)

Margaritana vulgaris Ziuganov et al., 1994
Ziuganov et al., 1994, Freshw. Pearl Muss. & Fish: 59.
(intro'd as syn of Mya margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758)

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