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Unio caffer F. Krauss, 1848

1251264  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1251264)

accepted
Species
Unio charon Preston, 1910 (junior synonym)
Unio diminutis I. Lea, 1859 (incorrect original spelling)
Unio diminutus I. Lea, 1859 (synonym [based I. Lea's 1860 emendation from the original U. diminutis I. Lea, 1859])
Unio verreauxianus I. Lea, 1867 (unjustified emendation of Unio verreauianus I. Lea, 1856)
Unio vicinus Preston, 1910 (junior primary homonym of Unio vicinus Lea, 1856; Unio silongweensis Preston, 1912 is a replacement name.)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Krauss, F. (1848) Die Südafrikanischen Mollusken. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Mollusken des Kap- und Natallandes und zur Geographischen Verbreitung derselben mit Beschreibung und Abbildung der neuen Arten. Ebner and Seubert, Stuttgart, 140 pp., 6 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13936#/summary
page(s): 18, pl. 1, fig. 14 [details]   
Type locality contained in South Africa (country)  
type locality contained in South Africa (country) [details]
Note South Africa, Natal, in rivers  
Type locality South Africa, Natal, in rivers [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Unio caffer F. Krauss, 1848. Accessed at: http://www.molluscabase.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1251264 on 2021-05-09
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original description Krauss, F. (1848) Die Südafrikanischen Mollusken. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Mollusken des Kap- und Natallandes und zur Geographischen Verbreitung derselben mit Beschreibung und Abbildung der neuen Arten. Ebner and Seubert, Stuttgart, 140 pp., 6 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13936#/summary
page(s): 18, pl. 1, fig. 14 [details]   

original description  (of Unio charon Preston, 1910) Preston, H.B. (1910). Further additions to the molluscan fauna of Central Africa. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (8) 6 (31): 58-64, pl. 4-5. London. [1 July].
page(s): 60, pl. 4, fig. 5. [details]   

original description  (of Unio mashonae Preston, 1910) Preston, H.B. (1910). Further additions to the molluscan fauna of Central Africa. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (8) 6 (31): 58-64, pl. 4-5. London. [1 July].
page(s): 61, pl. 4, fig. 10. [details]   

original description  (of Unio africanus I. Lea, 1856) Lea I. (1856). Descriptions of twenty-five new species of exotic uniones. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 8(2): 92-95 [after 29 April; before 18 June]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1935146
page(s): 94 [details]   

original description  (of Unio verreauianus I. Lea, 1856) Lea I. (1856). Descriptions of twenty-five new species of exotic uniones. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 8(2): 92-95 [after 29 April; before 18 June]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1935146
page(s): 94 [details]   

original description  (of Cafferia caffra obesa Connolly, 1925) Connolly, M. (1925). New and little known South African Naiades. Records of the Albany Museum, 3 (4): 261-267, pl. 11-12. Grahamstown [6 March].
page(s): 263, pl. 11, figs 1-4. [details]   

original description  (of Unio silongweensis Preston, 1912) Preston, H.B. (1912). Unio silongweensis, a new name for Unio vicinus Preston not LEA. The Nautilus, 26 (3): 35. Philadelphia. [July]. [details]   

original description  (of Unio vicinus Preston, 1910) Preston, H.B. (1910). Further additions to the molluscan fauna of Central Africa. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (8) 6 (31): 58-64, pl. 4-5. London. [1 July].
page(s): 60, pl. 4, fig. 7. [details]   

original description  (of Unio diminutis I. Lea, 1859) Lea, I. (1859). Descriptions of twenty one new species of exotic Unionidae. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 11: 151-154 [after 31 May 1859]., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/26310565
page(s): 151 [details]   

original description  (of Unio verreauxianus I. Lea, 1867) Lea, I. (1867). Index to Vol. I. to XI. of Observations on the Genus <i>Unio</i>, Together with Description of New Species of the Family Unionidæ. And Descriptions of New Species of the Melanidæ, Paludinæ, Helicidæ, etc. Read before the American Philosophical Society and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and Published in their Journal, from 1827 to 1863. 63 pp. [with errata and corrigenda section on pp. 61–62]. Printed for the author, Philadelphia. , available online at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=chi.095533064 [details]   

basis of record Graf, D. L.; Cummings, K. S. (2011). Freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) richness and endemism in the ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar based on comprehensive museum sampling. <em>Hydrobiologia.</em> 678(1): 17-36., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0810-5 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Connolly, M. (1939). A monographic survey of South African non-marine Mollusca. <em>Annals of the South African Museum 33: 1–660.</em>
page(s): 605 [details]   

new combination reference Daget J. (1998). <i>Catalogue raisonné des mollusques bivalves d'eau douce africains</i>. 329 pp. Dr. W. Backhuys Publ. Leiden/Les Editions de l'ORSTOM, Paris. , available online at http://horizon.documentation.ird.fr/exl-doc/pleins_textes/divers14-12/010016420.pdf
page(s): 68 [details]   
 
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