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

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

This page documents data for Woodward (1859), 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

Woodward, S.P. 1859. On some new freshwater shells from Central Africa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1859: 348-350.

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Attributed Species Names

Unio burtoni Woodward, 1859
Woodward, 1859, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1859: 349, pl. 47, fig. 1.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1859-12-23-9, Lake Tanganyika, Central Africa.

Iridina (Pleiodon) spekii Woodward, 1859
Woodward, 1859, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1859: 348, pl. 47, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1859-12-23-8, Lake Tanganyika.

Taxonomic Opinions

Iridina (Pleiodon) spekii n. sp.

Unio burtoni n. sp.

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