Abstract

A great deal of confusion exists over the status of many of our eastern Australian Permo-Carboniferous genera of Pelecypoda. This chaotic state is particularly pronounced in the genera described by J. D. Dana in 1847, mainly Cleobis, Cypricardia, Pyramus, and Myonia, as well as other closely allied genera. Many of these forms were described from small series of not exceptionally well preserved specimens, and it is only to be expected that errors in synonymy, in a doubtful genus, will occur as time proceeds.

The Australian Museum collection of Permo-Carboniferous Pelecypoda has lately been augmented by the purchase of several large palaeontological collections, consisting for the most part of the Varney Parkes and the John Mitchell collections, and these have considerably enhanced the working value of the collection on which this paper is based. This series, together with material and advice from Mr. W. S. Dun, Government Palaeontologist of New South Wales and Lecturer in Palaeontology at the University of Sydney, has enabled me to attempt to unravel these dubious genera. The plaster casts or replicas of Dana's type specimens obtained by the Australian Museum from the United States National Museum, Washington, have also been of material assistance in the compilation of this work.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Fletcher, 1932, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(8): 389–410
Author
Harold O. Fletcher
Year
1932
Title
A revision of the genus Myonia, with notes on allied genera from the Permo-Carboniferous of New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
18
Issue
8
Start Page
389
End Page
410
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1932.744
Language
English
Plates
plates xlvii–l
Date Published
13 September 1932
Cover Date
13 September 1932
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
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05 February 2009
Available Online
06 March 2009
Reference Number
744
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