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

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Etherioidea | Iridinidae | Iridininae | Pleiodon

species Pleiodon ovatus (Swainson, 1823): synonymy
     102 specimens available.

Iridina exotica Children, 1823
‘Lamarck’ Children, 1823, Quart. J. Sci., Lit. & Arts 15: 27, pl. 1, fig. 72.
(misidentified reference to Iridina exotica Lamarck, 1819)

Iridina ovata Swainson, 1823
Swainson, 1823, Philos. Mag. & J. 61: 113.
Swainson, 1840, Treat. Malacol.: 380.
(renamed Arca rostrum Wood, 1828)

Arca rostrum Wood, 1828
Wood, 1828, Suppl. Index Testac.: 6, pl. 2, sp. 9.
(new name for Iridina ovata Swainson, 1823)

Pleiodon macmurtrei Conrad, 1834
‘Conrad’ of Authors.
Conrad, 1834, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 7(1): 180.
Hanley, 1843, Illustr. Descr. Cat. Rec. Bivalve Shells: 225.
Mörch, 1853, Cat. Conch. Yoldi 2: 49.
Pilsbry & Bequaert, 1927, Bull. AMNH 53: 443.
Haas, 1969, Das Tierreich 88: 601.
Mandahl-Barth, 1988, Studies on African Freshwater Bivalves: 57.
Daget, 1998, Cat. Bivalves Africains: 151.
(incorrect original spelling of Pleiodon macmurtriei Conrad, 1834)

Pleiodon macmurtriei Conrad, 1834
Conrad, 1834, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 7(1): 180, pl. 13 [also as ‘macmurtrei’].
(correct name for Pleiodon macmurtrei Conrad, 1834)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE ANSP_41888, [no locality available - West Africa].

Iridina valeus Jay, 1850
Jay, 1850, Cat. Rec. Shells: 70. [nomen nudum]

Platiris (Iridina) leaii Lea, 1852
‘Sow.’ Lea, 1852, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 54. [nomen nudum]
‘Sow.’ Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 88. [nomen nudum]
Type(s): NOMEN NUDUM USNM_86774, Senegal.

Pleiodon splendens Conrad, 1854
‘Chenu’ Conrad, 1854, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 299.
Chenu, 1858, Illustr. Conchyl.: pl. 5, figs. 2-2d.

Iridina splendida Chenu, 1858
Chenu, 1858, Illustr. Conchyl.: pl. 1, figs. 2-2d.
Type(s): SYNTYPES MNHN_MP_0311, Senegal.

Pleiodon mcmurtrei Sowerby, 1866
‘Conrad’ Sowerby, 1866, Conch. Icon. 16: pl. 1, sp. 1.
(error for Pleiodon macmurtriei Conrad, 1834)

Iridina spendida Lea, 1870
‘Chenu’ Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 88.
(error for Iridina splendida Chenu, 1858)

Pliodon diolibanus Bourguignat, 1879
Bourguignat, 1879, Descr. Div. Espèces Terr. Fluv. Diff. Genres Moll. Égypte, Abyssinie, Zanzibar, Sénégal, Centre Afrique: 47.
Type(s): SYNTYPE MNHN_MP_0207, Niger.

Pliodon elongatus Bourguignat, 1879
Bourguignat, 1879, Descr. Div. Espèces Terr. Fluv. Diff. Genres Moll. Égypte, Abyssinie, Zanzibar, Sénégal, Centre Afrique: 47.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MNHN_MP_0046, Bakel, Senegal.

Pliodon letourneuxianus Bourguignat, 1879
Bourguignat, 1879, Descr. Div. Espèces Terr. Fluv. Diff. Genres Moll. Égypte, Abyssinie, Zanzibar, Sénégal, Centre Afrique: 48.

Pliodon pachyodon Bourguignat, 1879
Bourguignat, 1879, Descr. Div. Espèces Terr. Fluv. Diff. Genres Moll. Égypte, Abyssinie, Zanzibar, Sénégal, Centre Afrique: 46.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MNHN_MP_0282, Bafing, affluent du Senegal.

Pliodon ovatus var. compressa Germain, 1909
Germain, 1909, Arch. Zool. exp. gén. 1: 44, footnote.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Iridina ovata Swainson, 1823)

Pleiodon djolibanum Kobelt, 1910
‘Bourguignat’ Kobelt, 1910, Abh. Senckenb. Naturf. Ges. 32: 85.
(error for Pliodon diolibanus Bourguignat, 1879)

Pliodon ovatus var. ventricosa Paulus & Paulus, 1948
Paulus & Paulus, 1948, Bull. Mus. Hist. nat. Marseille 8(2-3): 87.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Iridina ovata Swainson, 1823)

Pleiodon (s.s.) watersoni Pain & Woodward, 1961
Pain & Woodward, 1961, Annals Mus. R. Afr. Cent. 8: 9, pl. 2-3.

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