Spengler's Freshwater Mussel - Taxonomy


There are different opinions on the taxonomy of this species.

The species was originally described as Unio auricularius Spengler, 1793.

When it is placed in the genus Margaritifera Schumacher, 1816, it is considered to be:

  • Margaritifera auricularia (Spengler, 1793)

At other times it is placed in the genus Pseudunio F. Haas, 1910, in which case it is known as:

  • Pseudunio auricularia (Spengler, 1793)

Sometimes it is given the masculine gender:

  • Pseudunio auricularius auricularius (Spengler, 1793)

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