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Epioblasma sampsonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA BIVALVIA UNIONOIDA UNIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Epioblasma sampsonii
Species Authority: (Lea, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English Sampson's Naiad, Sampson's Pearly Mussel, Sampson's Riffleshell, Wabash Riffleshell
Synonym(s):
Dysnomia sampsoni Lea, 1861
Taxonomic Notes: Was listed in the 1996 IUCN Red List under the name Dysnomia sampsoni.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group)
Reviewer(s): Seddon. M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
Has not been collected for more than 50 years. Very scarce in Museum collections.
History:
1996 Critically Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Critically Endangered
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lower Warbash River system.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
United States (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group) 2000. Epioblasma sampsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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