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Epioblasma  Rafinesque, 1831
Taxonomic Serial No.: 80299

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Dysnomia Agassiz, 1852
    Pilea Simpson, 1900
    Scalenilla Ortmann & Walker, 1922
    Truncillopsis Ortmann & Walker, 1922
    Capsaeformis Frierson, 1927
    Obliquata Frierson, 1927
    Penita Frierson, 1927
    Torulosa Frierson, 1927
  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  
                                  TribeLampsilini Ihering, 1901  
                                     GenusEpioblasma Rafinesque, 1831  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Epioblasma ahlstedti Jones & Neves, 2010  
                                        Species Epioblasma arcaeformis (Lea, 1831) – sugarspoon 
                                        Species Epioblasma biemarginata (Lea, 1857) – angled riffleshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma brevidens (Lea, 1831) – Cumberlandian combshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma capsaeformis (Lea, 1834) – oyster mussel 
                                        Species Epioblasma cincinnatiensis (Lea, 1840)  
                                        Species Epioblasma flexuosa (Rafinesque, 1820) – leafshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma florentina (Lea, 1857) – yellow blossom 
                                        Species Epioblasma haysiana (Lea, 1834) – acornshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma lenior (Lea, 1842) – narrow catspaw 
                                        Species Epioblasma lewisii (Walker, 1910) – forkshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma metastriata (Conrad, 1838) – upland combshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma obliquata (Rafinesque, 1820) – purple cat's paw pearly mussel, catspaw 
                                        Species Epioblasma othcaloogensis (Lea, 1857) – southern acornshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma penita (Conrad, 1834) – penitent mussel, southern combshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma personata (Say, 1829) – round combshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma propinqua (Lea, 1857) – Tennessee riffleshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma rangiana (Lea, 1838) – northern riffleshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma sampsonii (Lea, 1862) – Wabash riffleshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma stewardsonii (Lea, 1852) – Cumberland leafshell 
                                        Species Epioblasma torulosa (Rafinesque, 1820) – tubercled blossom 
                                        Species Epioblasma triquetra (Rafinesque, 1820) – snuffbox 
                                        Species Epioblasma turgidula (Lea, 1858) – turgid blossom, turgid blossom pearly mussel 

  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: Epioblasma   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Epioblasma   
  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: Epioblasma   

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