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This page documents data for Montagu (1803), 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

Montagu, G. 1803. Testacea Britannica, or Natural History of British Shells, Marine, Land, and Fresh-Water, including the most minute: systematically arranged and Embellished with figures (1). 606 pp.

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Attributed Species Names

Mactra tenuis Montagu, 1803
Montagu, 1803, Test. Brit. (1): ??.

Mytilus avonensis Montagu, 1803
Lister, 1685, Conch.: pl. 154, fig. 9?. [pre-linnaean]
Montagu, 1803, Test. Brit. (1): 172.
(renamed Anodonta avonica Bourguignat, 1881)

Mya ovalis Montagu, 1803
Philipsson in Retzius, 1788, Diss. Nat.-Hist. Test. Gen.: 17.
Pultney, 1799, Cat. Birds. Shells. Dorsetshire: 27. [nomen nudum]
Montagu, 1803, Test. Brit. (1): 34.
(misidentified reference to Mya ovalis Lightfoot, 1786)

Mysca solida Turton, 1822
Montagu, 1803, Test. Brit. (1): 36 [as ‘Mya solida’].
Turton, 1822, Conch. Ins. Brit.: 246, pl. 16, fig. 2.

Taxonomic Opinions

Cardium amnicum Gmel.
+ Tellina rivalis Maton, 1797

Cardium corneum Lin.
+ Tellina rivalis Müller, 1774
+ Cardium nux Da Costa, 1778
+ Cardium amnicum Pultney, 1799

Cardium lacustre Gmel.

Mya margaritifera Lin.

Mya ovalis Pult.
+ Mya ovalis Retzius, 1788
+ Mysca solida Turton, 1822

Mya pictorum Lin.

Mytilus anatinus Lin.

Mytilus avonensis

Mytilus cygneus Lin.

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