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Elliptio  Rafinesque, 1819
Taxonomic Serial No.: 79951

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Canthyria Swainson, 1840
    Eurynia Rafinesque, 1819
    Cunicula Swainson, 1840
    Ensinaia Starobogatov, 1970
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumMollusca  – mollusques, molusco, molluscs, mollusks  
                ClassBivalvia Linnaeus, 1758 – bivalves, clams, bivalves, palourdes, bivalve, mexilhão, ostra  
                   SubclassPalaeoheterodonta Newell, 1965  
                      OrderUnionoida Stoliczka, 1871  
                         SuperfamilyUnionoidea Rafinesque, 1820  
                            FamilyUnionidae Rafinesque, 1820  
                               SubfamilyAmbleminae Rafinesque, 1820  
                                  TribePleurobemini Hannibal, 1912  
                                     GenusElliptio Rafinesque, 1819  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Elliptio ahenea (Lea, 1845) – southern lance 
                                        Species Elliptio angustata (Lea, 1831) – Carolina lance 
                                        Species Elliptio arca (Conrad, 1834) – Alabama spike 
                                        Species Elliptio arctata (Conrad, 1834) – delicate spike 
                                        Species Elliptio chipolaensis (Walker, 1905) – Chipola slabshell 
                                        Species Elliptio cistellaeformis (Lea, 1863) – box spike 
                                        Species Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot, 1786) – eastern elliptio 
                                        Species Elliptio congaraea (Lea, 1831) – Carolina slabshell 
                                        Species Elliptio crassidens (Lamarck, 1819) – elephant-ear, elephantear 
                                        Species Elliptio cylindracea Frierson, 1927  
                                        Species Elliptio dariensis (Lea, 1842) – Georgia elephantear 
                                        Species Elliptio dilatata (Rafinesque, 1820) – spike 
                                        Species Elliptio downiei (Lea, 1858) – Satilla elephantear 
                                        Species Elliptio errans (Lea, 1856) – oval Elliptio 
                                        Species Elliptio fisheriana (Lea, 1838) – northern lance 
                                        Species Elliptio folliculata (Lea, 1838) – pod lance 
                                        Species Elliptio fraterna (Lea, 1852) – brother spike 
                                        Species Elliptio fumata (Lea, 1857)  
                                        Species Elliptio hepatica (Lea, 1859) – brown elliptio 
                                        Species Elliptio hopetonensis (Lea, 1838) – Altamaha slabshell 
                                        Species Elliptio icterina (Conrad, 1834) – variable spike 
                                        Species Elliptio jayensis (Lea, 1838) – flat spike 
                                        Species Elliptio judithae Clarke, 1986 – plicate spike 
                                        Species Elliptio lanceolata (Lea, 1828) – yellow lance 
                                        Species Elliptio marsupiobesa Fuller, 1972 – Cape Fear spike 
                                        Species Elliptio mcmichaeli Clench & Turner, 1956 – fluted elephantear 
                                        Species Elliptio monroensis (Lea, 1843) – St. Johns elephantear 
                                        Species Elliptio nigella (Lea, 1852) – winged spike 
                                        Species Elliptio occulta (Lea, 1843)  
                                        Species Elliptio producta (Conrad, 1836) – Atlantic spike 
                                        Species Elliptio pullata (Lea, 1856)  
                                        Species Elliptio purpurella (Lea, 1857)  
                                        Species Elliptio raveneli (Conrad, 1834) – Carolina spike 
                                        Species Elliptio roanokensis (Lea, 1838) – Roanoke slabshell 
                                        Species Elliptio shepardiana (Lea, 1834) – Altamaha lance 
                                        Species Elliptio spinosa (Lea, 1836) – Altamaha spinymussel 
                                        Species Elliptio steinstansana R.I. Johnson & Clarke, 1983 – Tar River spinymussel, Tar spinymussel 
                                        Species Elliptio waccamawensis (Lea, 1863) – Waccamaw spike 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  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: Elliptio   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Elliptio   
  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: Elliptio   

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