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Alasmidonta  Say, 1818
Taxonomic Serial No.: 79915

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Decurambis Rafinesque, 1831
    Bullella Simpson, 1900
    Monodonta Say, 1817
    Uniopsis Swainson, 1840
    Anelasmodon Agassiz, 1846
    Anelasmodonta Herrmannsen, 1846
    Rugifera Simpson, 1900
    Jugosus Simpson, 1914
    Alasmidens Clarke, 1981
    Sulcularia Rafinesque, 1831
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2023   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumMollusca  – mollusques, molusco, molluscs, mollusks  
                ClassBivalvia Linnaeus, 1758 – bivalves, clams, bivalves, palourdes, bivalve, mexilhão, ostra  
                            SuperfamilyUnionoidea Rafinesque, 1820  
                               FamilyUnionidae Rafinesque, 1820  
                                  SubfamilyUnioninae Rafinesque, 1820  
                                     TribeAnodontini Rafinesque, 1820  
                                        GenusAlasmidonta Say, 1818  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Alasmidonta arcula (Lea, 1838) – Altamaha arcmussel 
                                           Species Alasmidonta atropurpurea (Rafinesque, 1831) – Cumberland elktoe 
                                           Species Alasmidonta marginata Say, 1818 – elktoe 
                                           Species Alasmidonta mccordi Athearn, 1964 – Coosa elktoe 
                                           Species Alasmidonta raveneliana (Lea, 1834) – Appalachian elktoe 
                                           Species Alasmidonta robusta Clarke, 1981 – Carolina elktoe 
                                           Species Alasmidonta triangulata (Lea, 1858) – southern elktoe 
                                           Species Alasmidonta undulata (Say, 1817) – triangle floater 
                                           Species Alasmidonta uwharriensis Whelan, Perkins & Mays in Whelan et al., 2023 – Uwharrie elktoe 
                                           Species Alasmidonta varicosa (Lamarck, 1819) – brook floater 
                                           Species Alasmidonta wrightiana (Walker, 1901) – Ochlockonee arcmussel 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: FMCS checklist of freshwater mussels (2021), PDF (version 09Aug2021)  
  Acquired: 2023   
  Notes: Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FMCS). Updated 09/08/2021. The 2021 checklist of freshwater bivalves (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionida) of the United States and Canada. Considered and approved by the Bivalve Names Subcommittee December 2020   
  Reference for: Alasmidonta   
  Source: MUSSEL Project Web Site, website (version 08Aug2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2013. The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves), updated 8 August 2013. MUSSEL Project Web Site,   
  Reference for: Alasmidonta   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Alasmidonta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Graf, Daniel L., and Kevin S. Cummings  
  Publication Date: 2021   
  Article/Chapter Title: A 'big data' approach to global freshwater mussel diversity (Bivalvia: Unionoida), with an updated checklist of genera and species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 87, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-36   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1464-3766   
  Notes: doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyaa034   
  Reference for: Alasmidonta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turgeon, D. D., J. F. Quinn, Jr., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, F. G. Hochberg, W. G. Lyons, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks, 2nd ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26   
  Page(s): 526   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-01-8, 0097-0638  
  Reference for: Alasmidonta   

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