Chambardia letourneuxi Servain, 1890



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Chambardia bourguignati Servain, 1890; Chambardia locardiana Servain, 1890; Chambardia pharaonum Servain, 1890; Chambardia rhynchoidea Servain, 1890; Chambardia rhynchonella Servain, 1890; Chambardia letourneuxiana Simpson, 1900; Chambardia locardi Pallary, 1909


Conservation Status


Last record: early 1900's

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Lower Nile, Egypt


Biology & Ecology




16 shells (two halves per shell), exist in museum collections:

BMNH 1937-12-30-13154
SMF 12208
MNHN MP 0862
MNHN MP 0922
MNHN MP 0924
USNM 126496
MCZ MP.222
UMMZ 111963
USNM 86768
ANSP 47576



For phtographs of all specimens see:



Original scientific description:

Servain, G. (1890). Des Acéphales lamellibranches fluviatiles du système Européen. Bulletins de la Société Malacologique de France 7: 281-323.


Other references:

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Graf, D. and Cummings, K. (2007). Preliminary review of the freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) of northern Africa with an emphasis on the Nile. Journal Egyptian German Society of Zoology.

Graf, Daniel L. and Cummings, Kevin S. (2021). A ‘big data’ approach to global freshwater mussel diversity (Bivalvia: Unionoida), with an updated checklist of genera and species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 87(1): eyaa034.

Van Damme, D. & Ghamizi, M. (2010a). Chambardia letourneuxi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. ( Downloaded on 29 January 2012.

Van Damme, D. & Ghamizi, M. 2010b. Chambardia letourneuxi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T184510A8283720. Accessed on 20 June 2022.


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