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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
(and other less consequential bivalves)

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Taxa known only as fossils are highlighted in gray. Those without representatives in fresh waters are highlighted in gold.




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Publication Information

Davis, G.M., W.H. Heard, S.L.H. Fuller & C. Hesterman. 1981. Molecular genetics and speciation in Elliptio and its relationships to other taxa of North American Unionidae (Bivalvia). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 15: 131-150.
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Species Described
Unio cistelliformis Simpson, 1900.
‘Lea’ Of Authors.
Simpson, 1900, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus.: 716.
Simpson, 1914, Descr. Cat. Naiades: 641.
Frierson, 1927, Check List N. Amer. Naiades: 29.
Haas, 1969, Das Tierreich: 228.
R.I. Johnson, 1970, Bull. MCZ: 317.
Davis et al., 1981, Biol. J. Linn. Soc.: 135.
Davis, 1984, Malacologia: 631.
Williams et al., 1993, Fisheries: 11.
Haag, 2012, N. Amer. Freshw. Mussels: 73.
(error for Unio cistellaeformis Lea, 1863)
= Elliptio cistellaeformis
Taxonomic Opinions
Anodonta cataracta (Say, 1817). — Davis et al. (1981: 134).
Elliptio cistelliformis [sic] (Lea, 1863). — Davis et al. (1981: 135).
Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot, 1786). — Davis et al. (1981: 134).
Elliptio icterina (Conrad, 1834). — Davis et al. (1981: 134).
Elliptio lanceolata (Lea, 1828). — Davis et al. (1981: 135).
Elliptio waccamawensis (Lea, 1863). — Davis et al. (1981: 135).
Fusconaia succissa (Lea, 1852). — Davis et al. (1981: 135).
Lampsilis teres (Rafinesque, 1820). — Davis et al. (1981: 134).
Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758). — Davis et al. (1981: 134).
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