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Type Specimen

Unio bhamaoensis Theobald, 1873
Syntype(s) (possible)

Theobald, W. 1873. Descriptions of new species of Unionidae. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 42(2). pp.207-209. pl. XVII [207] [Original Description]
Current name: Parreysia bhamaoensis Theobold, 1873 [source: MUSSELp webpage]
Classification: Bivalvia : Unionida : Unionoidea : Unionidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: Leeds Museums & Galleries (Mr Sylvanus Charles Thorpe Hanley B.A., F.L.S.)
Catalogue No.: LEEDM.C.1957.173.10793
No. specimens: 1 (shell)
Type Locality: prope Bhamo, regno Birmanico; necnon in Prome occidentali (Western Prome) Provinciâ Pegu [Myanmar]
Collecting details:
Johnson, 1971 states that the figured holotype and a paratype are at the NHM (BMNH, refigured by Hanley & Theobald, 1876, Conch. Indica, p. 62, pl. 155, fig. 2; paratype BMNH MUSSELp database state it is a figured syntype, correctly, as there is no mention of a single specimen in the original description. Leeds lot has a Hanley label, no type written and one modern label stating 'paratype?'. The Hanley catalogue states: fig. in Conch. Indica. Locality on specimen is 'Birmah' which links to the type locality, but is misspelled and not as specific. Theobald particulary mentions Bhamo in the paper. The specimen does not match the figure in Conch. Indica.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Unio bhamaoensis Theobald, 1873 are highlighted in red.

Theobald, W. 1873. Descriptions of new species of Unionidae. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 42(2). pp.207-209. pl. XVII [207] [Original Description]
Johnson, R. I. 1971. The types and figured specimens of Unionacea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in the British Museum (Natural History). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of London (Zoology). 20(3). pp.73-108. 2 pls. [80] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Bhamo
Continent: Asia
Country: Myanmar
State/Prov.: Kachin State
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Curatorial Contact

Clare Brown
Curator of Natural Science
Leeds Museums & Galleries
Leeds Museum Discovery Centre, Carlisle Road
LS10 1LB

Email: Clare Brown

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