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Toxolasma texasense  (Lea, 1857)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 906919

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Texas lilliput [English]
  Valid Name: Toxolasma texasiense (Lea, 1857)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Lee, Harry G.  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Musings on a local specimen of Toxolasma paulum (I. Lea, 1840), the iridescent lilliput   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Shell-O-Gram, vol. 47, no. 5   
  Page(s): 3-6   
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  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Toxolasma texasense   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Williams, James D., Arthur E. Bogan, and Jeffrey T. Garner  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Freshwater Mussels of Alabama and the Mobile Basin in Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee   
  Page(s): xv + 908   
  Publisher: The University of Alabama Press   
  Publication Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8173-1613-2   
  Notes: Sponsored by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries   
  Reference for: Toxolasma texasense, Texas lilliput [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  



  Comment: Recent authors (Lee 2006; Williams et al. 2008:711) have argued for treating the name Toxolasma Rafinesque 1831 as a neuter gender word. The correct form for this combination would be Toxolasma texasense or T. texasiense (the original combination was given as Unio texasiensis, noting the extra -i-). Turgeon et al. (1998:185), prior to the gender correction, note the emendation from texasiensis to texasensis but reject it, suggesting it was an unjustified emendation  



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