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Alasmidonta mccordi Athearn, 1964

Coosa elktoe

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Alasmidonta maccordi Athearn, 1964

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1964 or prior

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Coosa River, St. Clair County, Alabama, USA

 

Known only from a single specimen collected from the Coosa River, within the St. Clair County boundary.

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Athearn, H. D. (1964). Three new unionids from Alabama and Florida and a note on Lampsilis jonesi. The Nautilus 77(4): 134-139.

 

Other references:

Anonymous. (2008). "Alabama Mussel List" on www.outdooralabama.com (Accessed 1 May, 2011).

Clarke, A. H. (1985). The tribe Alasmidontini (Unionidae: Anodontinae). Part II: Lasmigona and Simpsonaias. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 399: 1-75.

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.

Cummings, K. & Cordeiro, J. 2011. Alasmidonta mccordi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 22 April 2012.

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.

Mirarchi, R.E. 2004. Alabama Wildlife. Volume One: A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals. University of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 209 pp.

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.

Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn, Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione, and J.D. Williams. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks. 2nd Edition. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26, Bethesda, Maryland: 526 pp.

Williams, James D., Bogan, Arthur E., Butler, Robert S., Cummings, Kevin S., Garner, Jeffrey T., Harris, John L., Johnson, Nathan A. and Watters, G. Thomas. (2017). A revised list of the freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionida) of the United States and Canada. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20: 33-58.

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