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Melania nitens I. Lea, 1842

1389379  (

 unaccepted (original combination; apparently intended as a replacement name for Melania nitida I. Lea, 1841)
Melania nitida I. Lea, 1841 (invalid, a junior homonym of Melania nitida Lamarck, 1804; Melania nitens is a replacement name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
MolluscaBase (2019). MolluscaBase. Melania nitens I. Lea, 1842. Accessed at: on 2020-08-13
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basis of record Lea, I. (1842). Description of new fresh water and land shells. <em>Transactions of the American Philosophical Society.</em> (NS) 8(2): 163-250 (+ 1 page contents, 1 page corrigenda), plates 5-27 [16 December; also issued separately as volume III of "Observations on the Genus <i>Unio</l>]., available online at
page(s): 182 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Synonymy In the illustrated description, Lea (1842) used the name Melania nitens for the same taxon briefly described earlier (1841) as Melania nitida. Both names were used by subsequent authors. [details]

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