Truncilla cognata (Lea, 1860)

Mexican fawnsfoot

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Unio cognatus Lea, 1860; Truncilla cognate (Lea, 1860)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1975

Rediscovered.

 

Distribution

Texas, USA & Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Brewster, B. E. 2015. Conservation status and habitat assessment of the Mexican Fawnsfoot (Truncilla cognata) in the Rio Grande. MS thesis, Texas A&M International, Laredo, Texas.

Lyubov E. Burlakova, David Campbell, and Alexander Y. Karatayev. (2019). Status of Rare Endemic Species: Molecular Phylogeny, Distribution and Conservation of Freshwater Molluscs Truncilla macrodon and Truncilla cognata in Texas. Malacologia 62(2): 345-363. [Abstract]

Burlakova, L.E., A.Y. Karatayev, V.A. Karatayev, M.E. May, D.L. Bennett, and M.J. Cook. 2011. Endemic species: contribution to community uniqueness, effect of habitat alteration, and conservation priorities. Biological Conservation 144(1):155-165.

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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.

Howard, A.D. 1915. Some exceptional cases of breeding among the Unionidae. The Nautilus 29:4-11.

Howells, R.G. 1994. Distributional surveys of freshwater mussels bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1992. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 105, Austin, Texas.

Howells, R.G. 1995. Distributional surveys of freshwater mussels bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1993. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 119, Austin, Texas.

Howells, R.G. 1996a. Distributional surveys of freshwater mussels bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1994. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 120, Austin, Texas.

Howells, R.G. 1996b. Distributional surveys of freshwater mussels bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1995. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 125: Austin, Texas.

Howells, R.G. 1997c. Distributional surveys of freshwater mussels bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1996. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 144: Austin, Texas.

Howells, R.G. 1998. Distributional surveys of freshwater mussels bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1997. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 147: Austin, Texas.

Howells, R.G. 1999. Recent freshwater mussel surveys of the Rio Grande and Big Bend region. Triannual Unionid Report, 17: unpaginated.

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Howells, R.G., C.M. Mather, and J.A.M. Bergmann. 1997. Conservation status of selected freshwater mussels in Texas. Pages 117-126 in K. S. Cummings, A. C. Buchanan, C. A. Mayer, and T. J. Naimo. Conservation and Management of Freshwater Mussels II: initiatives for the future, Proceedings of a UMRCC Symposium, 16-18 October, 1995, St. Louis, Missouri. Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Rock Island, Illinois.

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