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Mussel of the Month

The 2007 Mussels of the Month.

December 2007

Prisodontopsis aviculaeformisPrisodontopsis aviculaeformis (Unionidae, Afrotropical)

The December 2007 Mussel of the Month is Prisodontopsis aviculaeformis. Prisodontopsis is a monotypic genus endemic to Lake Mweru in southern Africa.

November 2007

Cucumerunio novaehollandiaeCucumerunio novaehollandiae (Hyriidae, Australasian)

The November 2007 Mussel of the Month is Cucumerunio novaehollandiae. As currently recognized, Cucumerunio is a genus of two species, one each on Australia and New Zealand.

October 2007

Schepmania parcesculptaSchepmania parcesculpta (Unionidae, Indotropic)

The October 2007 Mussel of the Month is Schepmania parcesculpta. Schepmania is a genus of two species endemic to the island of Borneo in the Indo-Pacific.

September 2007

Pyganodon grandisPyganodon grandis (Unionidae, Nearctic)

The September 2007 Mussel of the Month is Pyganodon grandis. Pyganodon is a widespread genus in North America, extenting from the Arctic south to Mexico.

August 2007

Popenaias popeiiPopenaias popeii (Unionidae, Nearctic)

The August 2007 Mussel of the Month is Popenaias popeii. Popenaias is generally a Central American genus found from Honduras north to Texas.

July 2007

Chamberlainia hainesianaChamberlainia hainesiana (Unionidae, Indotropical)

The July 2007 Mussel of the Month is Chamberlainia hainesiana. Chamberlaindia is a genus of two species known from Thailand and Laos in Indochina.

June 2007

Nodularia douglasiaeNodularia douglasiae (Unionidae, Palearctic)

The June 2007 Mussel of the Month is Nodularia douglasiae. As we currently treat it, Nodularia is a genus of four species occurring from the Russian Far East south into Indochina.

May 2007

Diplodontites cookeiDiplodontites cookei (Mycetopodidae, Neotropical)

The May 2007 Mussel of the Month is Diplodontites cookei. There are only three species of Diplodontites, and they are all known from a small area of northwestern South America.

April 2007

Cyprogenia stegariaCyprogenia stegaria (Unionidae, Nearctic)

The April 2007 Mussel of the Month is Cyprogenia stegaria. Cyprogenia is an interesting Nearctic genus of two species: one from the Ozark Region west of the Mississippi, and the other from the Ohio Basin including the Cumberland Plateau.

March 2007

Diplodon parallelopipedonDiplodon parallelopipedon (Hyriidae, Neotropical)

The March 2007 Mussel of the Month is Diplodon parallelopipedon. Diplodon is a relatively diverse genus in the family Hyriidae, found throughout South America east of the Andes.

February 2007

Modellnaia siamensisModellnaia siamensis (Unionidae, Indotropical)

The February 2007 Mussel of the Month is Modellnaia siamensis. Modellnaia is an odd little monotypic genus of unionid endemic to the Mun River in Thailand.

January 2007

Ligumia rectaLigumia recta (Unionidae, Nearctic)

The January 2007 Mussel of the Month is Ligumia recta. Ligumia is a widespread genus of three species inhabiting much of eastern North America.

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