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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!

The nominal species (available and otherwise) in this synonymy are listed by usage rather than strictly by publication date. The primary sorting order is by the most recent year (since 1969) that the species name was treated as valid, and then nominal species are sorted secondarily by publication year.

The taxonomic history of the valid species (since 1900) is listed at the bottom of the page.

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Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Parreysiinae | Coelaturini | Nyassunio

species Nyassunio nyassaensis (Lea, 1864): nominal species
     91 specimens available.

Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 16: 108.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 6 [O. 11]: 33 [37], pl. 12, fig. 32.
(renamed Unio nyassanus Bourguignat, 1889)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84057, L. Nyassa, Africa.

Unio nyassaensisLea (1864), Lea (1866), E.A. Smith (1881), Ancey (1894), Pilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Unio nyassensisSowerby (1868)
Margaron (Unio) nyassaensisLea (1870)
Unio nyassaënsisE.A. Smith (1877), Martens (1897)
Unio nyassanusBourguignat (1889)
Parreysia (s.s.) nyassaensisSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Parreyssia nyassaënsisKobelt (1910)
Nyassunio nyassaensisHaas (1936), Haas (1969), Daget (1998), Graf & Cummings (2007), ..., Graf & Cummings (2021), Bolotov et al. (2022), Bolotov et al. (2022), Bolotov et al. (2024)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis nyassaensisCrowley et al. (1964)
Parreysia (Nyassunio) nyassaensisHaas (1969)
Caelatura nyassaensisAppleton (1979), Mandahl-Barth (1988)
Coelatura nyassaensisScholz & Glaubrecht (2004)

Unio aferula Lea, 1864
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 16: 109.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 6 [O. 11]: 34 [38], pl. 13, fig. 34 [as ‘aferulus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84058, L. Nyassa, Africa.

Unio aferulaLea (1864), Pilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Unio aferulusLea (1866), Bourguignat (1889), Ancey (1894)
Margaron (Unio) aferulusLea (1870)
Unio nyassaënsis var.aferulaE.A. Smith (1877)
Unio nyassaensis var. aferulaE.A. Smith (1881)
Unio nyassaënsisMartens (1897)
Parreysia (s.s.) aferulaSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Parreyssia aferulaKobelt (1910)
Nyassunio nyassaensisHaas (1936), Haas (1969), Daget (1998)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis aferulaCrowley et al. (1964)
Coelatura nyassaensisScholz & Glaubrecht (2004)

Unio kirkii Lea, 1864
Lea, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 16: 108.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 6 [O. 11]: 32 [36], pl. 12, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84056, L. Nyassa, Central Africa.

Unio kirkiiLea (1864), Lea (1866), Ancey (1894), Martens (1897)
Margaron (Unio) kirkiiLea (1870)
Unio nyassaënsis var. kirkiiE.A. Smith (1877)
Unio nyassaensis var. kirkiiE.A. Smith (1881)
Unio kirkiBourguignat (1889)
Parreysia (s.s.) kirkiiSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Parreyssia kirkiiKobelt (1910)
Nyassunio nyassaensisHaas (1936), Haas (1969), Daget (1998)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis nyassaensisCrowley et al. (1964)
Coelatura nyassaensisScholz & Glaubrecht (2004)

Unio nyassae Sowerby, 1866
Sowerby, 1866, Conch. Icon. 16: pl. 41, sp. 224, figs. 224a-b [changed in errata to ‘nyssensis’].

Unio nyassaeSowerby (1866)
Unio nyassensisSowerby (1868)
Margaron (Unio) nyassaensisLea (1870)
Unio nyassaënsisE.A. Smith (1877), Martens (1897)
Unio nyassaensisE.A. Smith (1881), Pilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Unio kirkiiMartens (1897)
Parreysia (s.s.) nyassaensisSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis nyassaensisCrowley et al. (1964)

Unio nyassensis Sowerby, 1868
‘Lea’ of Authors.
Sowerby, 1868, Conch. Icon. 16: Errata.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 30.
(error for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

Unio nyassensisSowerby (1868)
Unio nyassaënsisE.A. Smith (1877)
Unio nyassaensisE.A. Smith (1881)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)

Unio nyassaensis E.A. Smith, 1881
‘Lea’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: pl. 34, fig. 34b. [in part]
(reference to Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

Unio nyassaensisE.A. Smith (1881)
Unio hermosusBourguignat (1889), Ancey (1894), Pilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Unio nyassaënsisMartens (1897)
Nyassunio nyassaensis nyassaensisCrowley et al. (1964)

Unio hermosus Bourguignat, 1889
‘Lea’ E.A. Smith, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: pl. 34, fig. 34b. [in part]
Bourguignat, 1889, Bull. Soc. Malac. France 6: 38.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1880-12-20-130, Lake Nyassa.

Unio hermosusBourguignat (1889), Ancey (1894), Pilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Unio nyassaënsisMartens (1897)
Parreysia (s.s.) nyassaensisSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Nyassunio nyassaensisHaas (1936), Haas (1969), Daget (1998)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis nyassaensisCrowley et al. (1964)

Unio nyassanus Bourguignat, 1889
Bourguignat, 1889, Bull. Soc. Malac. France 6: 38.
(new name for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

Unio nyassanusBourguignat (1889)
Unio nyassaënsisMartens (1897)
Parreysia (s.s.) nyassaensisSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Unio nyassaensisPilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis nyassaensisCrowley et al. (1964)
Nyassunio nyassaensisDaget (1998)

Unio nyassanus Preston, 1913
‘Lea’ Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 59.
(error for Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)

Unio nyassanusPreston (1913)

Unio (Nodularia) caesariana Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 60, pl. 4, fig. 9.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56588, Lac Nyassa.

Unio (Nodularia) caesarianaPreston (1913)
Nyassunio nyassaensisHaas (1936), Haas (1969)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Indonaia mossambicensisCrowley et al. (1964)
Coelatura hypsiprymnaDaget (1998)

Unio nyassanus [sic] var. hercules Preston, 1913
Preston, 1913, Rev. Zool. Afr. 3(1): 59, pl. 4, fig. 10.
(intro'd as intra-sp. of Unio nyassaensis Lea, 1864)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) MRAC_56413, Riv. Shire, ... Lac Nyassa.

Unio nyassanus var. herculesPreston (1913)
Nyassunio nyassaensisHaas (1936), Haas (1969), Daget (1998)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis herculesCrowley et al. (1964)

Nyassunio ecclesi Crowley et al., 1964
Woodward in Crowley et al., 1964, Annals Mus. R. Afr. Cent. 131: 52, pl. 6, figs. 39-40.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE MRAC_793224, Nyassaland: Lac Nyassa.

Nyassunio ecclesiCrowley et al. (1964)
Nyassunio nyassaensisDaget (1998)
Coelatura nyassaensisScholz & Glaubrecht (2004)

Unio afferulus R.I. Johnson, 1974
‘Lea’ R.I. Johnson, 1974, Spec. Occ. Publ. (2): 11.
(error for Unio aferula Lea, 1864)

Unio afferulusR.I. Johnson (1974)
Nyassunio nyassaensisDaget (1998)

Taxonomic History (since 1900)

Parreysia (s.s.) aferulaSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Parreysia (s.s.) kirkiiSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Parreysia (s.s.) nyassaensisSimpson (1900), Simpson (1914)
Parreyssia aferulaKobelt (1910)
Parreyssia kirkiiKobelt (1910)
Parreyssia nyassaënsisKobelt (1910)
Unio nyassanusPreston (1913)
Unio (Nodularia) caesarianaPreston (1913)
Unio nyassanus var. herculesPreston (1913)
Unio aferulaPilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Unio nyassaensisPilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Unio hermosusPilsbry & Bequaert (1927)
Nyassunio nyassaensisHaas (1936), Haas (1969), Daget (1998), Graf & Cummings (2007), ..., Graf & Cummings (2021), Bolotov et al. (2022), Bolotov et al. (2022), Bolotov et al. (2024)
Parreysia nyassaensisLeloup (1950)
Nyassunio nyassaensis aferulaCrowley et al. (1964)
Nyassunio nyassaensis nyassaensisCrowley et al. (1964)
Indonaia mossambicensisCrowley et al. (1964)
Nyassunio nyassaensis herculesCrowley et al. (1964)
Nyassunio ecclesiCrowley et al. (1964)
Parreysia (Nyassunio) nyassaensisHaas (1969)
Unio afferulusR.I. Johnson (1974)
Caelatura nyassaensisAppleton (1979), Mandahl-Barth (1988)
Coelatura hypsiprymnaDaget (1998)
Coelatura nyassaensisScholz & Glaubrecht (2004)

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