Anodon opalina Anthony, 1865 | LEEDM.C.1957.173.26720 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Anodon opalina Anthony, 1865
Syntype(s) (possible)

Anthony, J. G. 1865. Descriptions of new species of North American Unionidae. American Journal of Conchology. 1(2). pp.155-164 [159; pl.14; figs.2] [Original Description]
Current name: Pyganodon grandis (Say, 1829) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Bivalvia : Unionida : Unionoidea : Unionidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: Leeds Museums and Galleries (J.G. Anthony)
Catalogue No.: LEEDM.C.1957.173.26720
No. specimens: 1 (shell)
Type Locality: Shears Lake, Michigan [United States of America]
Collecting details:
MUSSELp database states that there is a holotype in MCZ (MCZ_150633). There is no reference to one unique specimen in the original citation, so the material must therefore be considered a syntype. It also states that the type material was in his own cabinet, the cabinet of Hugh Cuming in London, the MCZ and in the cabinet of George Tryon. Leeds material has a label with it that looks to be in Anthony's handwriting and the Leeds database state that it is from Anthony's collection. There is no mention of type on the label. Specimens are from the broad type locality, but it does not match the illustration. As the Leeds material is from the author, and from the broad type locality, we cannot rule out that it is a possible syntype.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Anodon opalina Anthony, 1865 are highlighted in red.

Anthony, J. G. 1865. Descriptions of new species of North American Unionidae. American Journal of Conchology. 1(2). pp.155-164 [159; pl.14; figs.2] [Original Description]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Shears Lake
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State/Prov.: Michigan
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