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This page documents data for Stimpson (1851), such as genera and species attributed to that publication (including known misspellings, misidentifications, and other unavailable names) as well as taxonomic opinions, if available. Taxonomic opinions refer to uses of genera and species as valid and invalid in that work.

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Publication information

Stimpson, W. 1851. Shells of New England; a revision of the synonymy of the testaceous mollusks of New England, with notes on their structure and their geographical and bathymetrical distribution, with figures of new species. 58 pp.+ 2 plates.

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Attributed Genus Names

Eurynea Stimpson, 1851
‘Rafinesque’ of Authors.
Stimpson, 1851, Shells of New England: 13.
Adams & Adams, 1857, Gen. Rec. Moll. 2(31-32): 490.
Paetel, 1875, Fam. Gatt. Moll.: 79.
Paetel, 1890, Cat. Conch.-Samml. 3: 142.
(error for Eurynia Rafinesque, 1820)

Attributed Species Names

Cyclas pellucida Stimpson, 1851
‘Prime’ Stimpson, 1851, Shells of New England: 16.
Prime, 1853, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 4: 277.
(new name for Cyclas calyculata C.B. Adams, 1842)

Pisidium adamsii Stimpson, 1851
‘Prime, MS’ Stimpson, 1851, Shells of New England: 16.
Prime, 1852, Boston J. Nat. Hist. 6(3): 352, pl. 11, figs. 1-3.
Prime, 1865, Smithsonian Misc. Coll. (145): 63, fig. 63.
(new name for Cyclas nitida Mighels & Adams, 1842)

Complanaria alasmodontina Stimpson, 1851
‘Barnes’ Stimpson, 1851, Shells of New England: 14.
(reference to Unio alasmodontina Lea, 1829)

Pisidium minus Stimpson, 1851
Stimpson, 1851, Shells of New England: 16. [nomen nudum]

Taxonomic Opinions

Alasmidonta marginata Say

Anodonta benedictensis (Lea)

Anodonta fluviatilis (Dill.)

Anodonta housatonica Linsley

Anodonta implicata Say

Anodonta marginata Say

Anodonta subcylindracea Lea

Complanaria alasmodontina (Barnes)
+ Symphynota compressa Lea, 1829

Complanaria rugosa (Barnes)

Eurynia nasuta (Say)

Eurynia praelonga (Barnes)

Lampsilis cariosa (Say)

Lampsilis ochracea (Say)

Lampsilis radiata (Gmelin)

Lampsilis siliquoidea (Barnes)

Lampsilis ventricosa (Barnes)

Margaritana arcuata (Barnes)

Metaptera alata (Say)

Metaptera gracilis (Barnes)

Strophitus sculptilis (Say)
+ Unio undulata Say, 1817

Strophitus undulatus (Say)

Unio complanatus (Soland.)

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