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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 Rossmässler (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

Rossmässler, E.A. 1859. Iconographie der Land- und Süsswasser- Molluskenen Europa’s, mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung kritischer und noch nicht abgebildeten Arten 3 (5-6): 81-140, pls. 81-89.

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Attributed Species Names

Unio tumidus var. saccatus Rossmässler, 1859
Rossmässler, 1859, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll. 3 (5-6): 138, pl. 89, fig. 969.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio tumidus Retzius, 1788)

Anodonta cygnea cordata Rossmässler, 1859
Rossmässler, 1859, Icon. Land- und Süssw.-Moll. 3 (5-6): 136, nos. 970-971, pls. 88-89, figs. 968a-b.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Mytilus cygneus Linnaeus, 1758)
Type(s): TYPE SMF_5140, Lache b. Platschütz b. Allenburg [Germany].

Taxonomic Opinions

Anodonta cygnea

Anodonta cygnea var. cordata

Unio tumidus

Unio tumidus var. saccatus

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