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Ensis macha (Molina, 1782)

To MNHN Type collection (IM-2000-31622)
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Not documented
Note Isla Chiloe, Chile  
From other sources
Type locality Isla Chiloe, Chile [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Ensis macha (Molina, 1782). Accessed at: on 2020-08-08
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original description  (of Solen gladiolus G. B. Sowerby I, 1839) Gray, J. E.; Sowerby, G. B., I. (1839). Molluscous animals and their shells. Pp. 103-155, pls 33-34 [pp. 103-142 by J. E. Gray, 143-155 by G. B. Sowerby I]. In: <i>The zoology of Capt. Beechey's voyage, compiled from the collections on notes made by Captain Beechey, the officers and naturalist of the expedition during a voyage to the Pacific and Behring's straits in his Majesty's ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F. W. Beechey in the years 1825, 26, 27 and 28.</i> London pp. XII + 186 + 44 pl. , available online at
page(s): 153, pl. 43, fig. 4 [details]   

original description  (of Solen scalprum P. P. King, 1832) King, P.P. (1832) Description of the Cirrhipeda, Conchifera and Mollusca, in a collection formed by the officers of H.M.S. Adventure and Beagle employed between the years 1826 and 1830 in surveying the southern coasts of South America, including the Straits of Magalhaens and the coast of Tierra del Fuego. <i>Zoological Journal</i>, 5: 332-349. [July 1832; for the date and authorship of this work, see Coan, Petit & Zelaya, 2011, <i>The Nautilus</i> 125(2): 86-88], available online at
page(s): 335 [details]   

additional source Vierna J., Cuperus J., Martínez-Lage A., Jansen J.M., Perina A., Van Pelt H. & González-Tizón, A.M. (2014) Species delimitation and DNA barcoding of Atlantic <i>Ensis</i> (Bivalvia, Pharidae). <i>Zoologica Scripta</i> 43(2): 161–171. [Published online 3 September 2013; Code-compliant paper version published March 2014], available online at [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diagnosis Molina, 1782 (as Solen macha). Saggio Storia Naturale Chile: 203; 348; Hist. Chile, 1 (Madrid, 1788): 222. [details]

Type locality Isla Chiloe, Chile [details]
To MNHN Type collection (IM-2000-31622)
To MNHN Type collec...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Solen scalprum Holotype USNM 5889)
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[hosted externally; from synonym]

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