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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 Graf & Cummings (2009), 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

Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2009. Actual and alleged freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) from Madagascar and the Mascarenes, with description of a new genus, Germainaia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 158: 221-238.

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Attributed Genus Names

Germainaia Graf & Cummings, 2009
Graf & Cummings, 2009, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 158: 225.
Type species: Unio (Nodularia) geayi Germain, 1911 (orig. desig.) = Germainaia geayi

Taxonomic Opinions

Coelatura aegyptiaca (Cailliaud, 1827)
+ Nodularia (Cælatura) cariei Germain, 1919
+ Nodularia carieri Barré et al., 1982

Coelatura stagnorum (Dautzenberg, 1890)

Diplodon fluctiger (Lea, 1859)

Etheria elliptica Lamarck, 1807
+ Etheria trigonula Lamarck, 1807
+ Etheria semilunata Lamarck, 1807
+ Etheria transversa Lamarck, 1807

Germainaia geayi (Germain, 1911)

Hyridella depressa (Lamarck, 1819)

Margaritifera auricularia (Spengler, 1793)
+ Unio sinuata Lamarck, 1819
+ Unio sinuata Sganzin, 1841

Potomida littoralis (Cuvier, 1798)
+ Unio brevialis Lamarck, 1819

Simpsonella purpurea (Valenciennes, 1821)
+ Unio verecundus Gould, 1850
+ Unio mauritianus Lea, 1859

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