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Page last updated
Wed 01 Jul 2020

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

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

This page reports the specimens in the MUSSELpdb and provides a map if geocodes are known. The taxonomic history reports the record of different names and combinations that have been applied to this species (and its synonyms) since 2007.

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Bivalvia | Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Ambleminae | Lampsilini | Potamilus

species Potamilus purpuratus (Lamarck, 1819): specimens
     11 nominal species as synonyms.

Taxonomic History

Potamilus purpuratusGraf & Cummings (2007), Williams et al. (2008), Cummings & Graf (2010), Bogan (2010), Haag (2012), ITIS (2012), McMurray et al. (2012), Williams et al. (2017), Marshall et al. (2018), Inoue et al. (2020)
Leptodea fragilisWilliams et al. (2008)
Potamilus purpurataSmith et al. (2019)

Range: Western Gulf Coastal Plain and Ozark Plateau, USA.

Map of Georeferenced Specimens
species map


USA

specimen
USNM_86108

Port Gibson, Miss.

specimen
USNM_84845

Colorado R., Texas

specimen
USNM_512377

Frierson’s Mill, Louisiana

specimen
USNM_86115

Alexandria, Louisiana

specimen
USNM_86113

Bayou Teche, Louisiana

 

UTEP_2499 Rio Grande del Norte, ca. 0.5 mi below Falcon Dam, Starr Co., Texas

Page updated: 16:20:13 Wed 01 Jul 2020

 
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