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

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This page documents data for Adanson (1757), 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

Adanson, M. 1757. Histoire naturelle du Sénégal: Coquillages: avec la relation abrégée d’un voyage fait en ce pays, pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 & 53. 275 pp., 19 pls.

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Attributed Genus Names

Mutela Scopoli, 1777
Adanson, 1757, Hist. Nat. Sénégal, Coquillages: 234 [as ‘le mutel’]. [pre-linnaean]
Scopoli, 1777, Intro. His. Nat., etc.: 397, no. 83.
Type species: Mytilus dubius Gmelin, 1791 (monotypy) = Mutela dubia

Attributed Species Names

Mytilus dubius Gmelin, 1791
Adanson, 1757, Hist. Nat. Sénégal, Coquillages: 234, pl. 17, fig. 21 [as ‘le mutel’]. [pre-linnaean]
Gmelin, 1791, Syst. Nat. 1(6): 3363, sp. 56.
(renamed Anodonta adansonii Gray, 1825)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MNHN_UNCATALOGED, “lacs d’eau douce de l’intérieur du Sénégal”.

Iridina mutel Rang, 1835
Adanson, 1757, Hist. Nat. Sénégal, Coquillages: 234, pl. 17, fig. 21 [as ‘le mutel’]. [pre-linnaean]
Rang, 1835, Nouv. Ann. Mus. 4(3): 314.

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