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Species Unio diluvii d'Orbigny 1842

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Griffin & Nielsen (2008):
TYPE MATERIAL. The type material is presumably lost as it could not be located in collections at the MNHN in Paris. A neotype was designated and figured by Parodiz (1969), which is housed in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Section of Molluscs, under number CM 72654. It comes from the lower Pliocene of the Colorado River, Río Negro Province. REMARKS. The type material apparently consisted of an internal mould. According to d’Orbigny (1842, p. 127), he found this species below all the Tertiary oyster-bearing sands of Patagonia, a fact that seems at least highly unlikely. Parodiz (1969) found it in the lower Pliocene of the Colorado River, north of the Río Negro.
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Griffin & Nielsen (2008):
1842 Unio diluvii d'Orbigny. - d'Orbigny : p.127 pl. 7; fig. 12-13
1969 Diplodon diluvii d'Orbigny. - Parodiz : p.73 pl. 9; fig. 2
2008 Diplodon diluvii d'Orbigny. - Griffin & Nielsen : pl. 4; fig. 3-4

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

Parodiz,J.J.. (1969):
The Tertiary non-marine Mollusca of South America . Annals of the Carnegie Museum Vol. 40 p. 242

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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