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Molecular, morphometric, and distribution information for the freshwater mussel genus Potamilus and newly described species, Potamilus streckersoni sp. nov.

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1934-01-01
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2018-12-31

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Smith, C.H., Johnson, N.A., Inoue, K., Doyle, R.D., and Randklev, C.R., 2019, Molecular, morphometric, and distribution information for the freshwater mussel genus Potamilus and newly described species, Potamilus streckersoni sp. nov.: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P92CV9QZ.

Summary

Inaccurate systematics confound our ability to determine evolutionary processes that have led to the diversification of many taxa. The North American freshwater mussel tribe Lampsilini, Ihering, 1901, is one of the more well-studied groups in Unionidae; however, many supraspecific relationships between lampsiline genera remain unresolved. Two genera that have been largely overlooked are Leptodea and Potamilus, which have both been hypothesized to be non-monophyletic. We set out to resolve supraspecific relationships in Lampsilini and test the monophyly of Leptodea and Potamilus using an integrative approach. Here we present details on our molecular, morphological, and distribution data.

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Supplemental Table S1_Molecular Material Examined_V5.csv 16.18 KB
Supplemental Table S2_Morphological Material_FINAL.csv 4.73 KB
Supplemental Table S3_Range Map Data_V4.csv 22.31 KB
ScienceBase_Pstreckersoni_V3.xml
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Several species of freshwater mussels in the genera Leptodea and Potamilus are imperiled and protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) with one species, Potamilus amphichaenus, being considered for ESA protections. We set out to test supraspecific relationships in the Lampsilini and test species boundaries in P. amphichaenus to facilitate the development of effective conservation management strategies.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P92CV9QZ

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