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Venus munsterii d'Orbigny 1842 from: Griffin, M..Nielsen, S.N.. (2008): A revision of the type specimens of Tertiary molluscs from Chile and Argentina described by d’Orbigny (1842), Sowerby (1846), and Hupé (1854) . Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
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Species Venus munsterii d'Orbigny 1842

Discussion / Comments:
Griffin & Nielsen (2008):
TYPE MATERIAL. Four syntypes are housed in the Typothèque of the Laboratoire de Paéontologie. These are numbered MNHN-A13718 (one shell and two internal moulds) and MNHN-A13719 (one shell, lectotype, designated herein), both from Bajada; one syntype numbered MNHN-A13720, labelled Santa Fé; one syntype numbered MNHN-A13721 from St. Joseph. Two additional syntypes are housed in the Typothèque of the Laboratoire de Géologie under numbers MNHN-Gg2005/5 and MNHN-Gg2005/6. REMARKS. D’Orbigny’s original figure seems to be a composite of two of the syntypes numbered MNHN-A13718 and MNHN-A13719 (the two that have been glued to a tablet), as it shows the size of figure 11, but the anteroventral margin is broken and seems to have been completed on the figure from the other specimen. The other two syntypes numbered MNHN-A13718 are two very poor moulds. Likewise, MNHN-A13720 is also a mould. Syntype MNHN-A13721 is a fairly good shelly right valve of Ameghinomya meridionalis from San José, on the Valdés peninsula. The specimen is glued to a tablet and labeled on the back “Chione meridionalis Sow., probablement de Santa Cruz, Patagonie. MSF, 1923”. Del Río (1991, text fig. 25) figured two un-numbered specimens from the d’Orbigny Collection (and therefore syntypes) from Bajada Grande. These could not be located by us in the collections. As more than one taxon is included in the type series, and in order to avoid further nomenclatural confusions, we designate syntype MNHN-A13719 as lectotype. Thus, the remaining specimens become paralecototypes.
Synonym list:
Griffin & Nielsen (2008):
1842 Venus munsterii d'Orbigny. - d'Orbigny : 121-122 pl. 7; fig. 10-11
1852 Cardium munsterii d'Orbigny. - d'Orbigny : p.120
? 1893 Venus pacheia Philippi. - Philippi : p.10 pl. 1; fig. 2
1897 Venus muensteri d'Orbigny. - Ihering : 330-331
1907 Chione muensteri d'Orbigny. - Ihering : p.386
1939 Chione münsteri d'Orbigny. - Wahnish : p.153 pl. 1; fig. 3a-3b
1967 Chione münsteri d'Orbigny. - Camacho : p.83 pl. 12; fig. 10
1991 Chionopsis (Chionopsis) müensteri d'Orbigny. - del Rio : 69-70 pl. 4; fig. 6; text-fig. 25
1998 Chionopsis (Chionopsis) muensterii d'Orbigny. - del Rio & Martinez Chiappara : p.77 pl. 14, fig. 8-9; pl. 20, fig. 5-6; pl. 26, fig. 2-3
2000 Chionopsis münsteri d'Orbigny. - del Rio : fig. 11.5, 11.6
2002 Chionopsis munsterii d'Orbigny. - Martinez & del Rio : fig. 12.9
2008 Chionopsis munsterii d'Orbigny. - Griffin & Nielsen : pl. 8; fig. 5-6

d'Orbigny,A. (1842):
Voyage dans l'Amerique méridionale.
In: Paléontologie Vol. 3(4) p. 187

d'Orbigny,A. (1852):
Prodrome de Paléontologie. Stratigraphique universelle des animaux mollusques & rayonnés faisant suitre au cours élémentaire de paléontologie et de géologie stratigraphique. Vol. 3 p. 189

Philippi,R.A.. (1893):
Fósiles terciarios de la República Argentina . Anales del Museo Nacional de Chile p. 11

Ihering,v.H.. (1897):
Os molluscos dos terrenos terciarios da Patagonia . Revista do Museu Paulista Vol. 2 p. 217-382

Ihering,H.. (1907):
Les mollusques fossiles du Tertiaire et du Crétacé Supérieur de l’Argentine . Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires 3/7 p. 611

Wahnish,E.. (1939):
Perforación Riachuelo Nº 5 Buenos Aires, perfil geológico y descripción de los fósiles . Revista del Centro de Estudiantes de Ciencias Naturales Vol. 2 p. 141-156

Camacho,H.H.. (1967):
Fascículo 3, Invertebrados.
In: Paleontografía Bonaerense Eds: Borello, A.V.. p. 159

del Rio,C.J.. (1991):
Revisión sistemática de los bivalvos de la Formación Paraná (Mioceno medio) - Provincia de Entre Ríos - Argentina . Monografía de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Buenos Aires Vol. 7 p. 1-97

del Rio,C.J.. and Martinez Chiappara,S.A.. (1998):
Clase Bivalvia.
In: Moluscos marinos Miocenos de la Argentina y del Uruguay Vol. 15 Eds: del Rio, C.J.. p. 48-83

del Rio,C.J.. (2000):
Malacofauna de las Formaciones Paraná y Puerto Madryn (Mioceno marino, Argentina): su origen, composición y significado bioestratigráfico.
In: El Neógeno de Argentina, Serie Correlación Geológica Vol. 14 Eds: Aceñolaza, F.G..Herbst, R.. p. 77-101

Martinez,S.. and del Rio,C.G.. (2002):
Late Miocene molluscs from the southwestern Atlantic Ocean (Argentina and Uruguay): a palaeobiogeographic analysis. . Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Vol. 188 p. 167-187

Griffin,M.. and Nielsen,S.N.. (2008):
A revision of the type specimens of Tertiary molluscs from Chile and Argentina described by d’Orbigny (1842), Sowerby (1846), and Hupé (1854) . Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

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