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Quadrula aurea, Specimen #1497 Metadata

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  • Main Title Quadrula aurea, Specimen #1497


  • Collector: Singley, J. A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Owner: University of Texas Non-vertabrate Paleontological Laboratory
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Owner Institution Code:
  • Author: Lea, I.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Citation: (I. Lea, 1859)
  • Expert: Howells, Robert
    Contributor Type: Personal


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  • Content Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
  • Physical Description: 1 mussel specimen (2 valves) : brown and white ; 60 - 100 mm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Freshwater mussels -- Texas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Zoological specimens -- Texas.
  • Keyword: shells
  • Scientific Name: Quadrula aurea
  • Keyword: golden orb
  • Keyword: Guadalupe River
  • Keyword: Guadalupe basin

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Comal County


  • Name: Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection
    Code: JOSEPH


  • Name: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
    Code: EFNHM

Resource Type

  • Specimen


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: Catalog Number: 00001497
  • Other: Alternate Catalog Number: UT 4497-1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc34082


  • Academic Department: Biological Sciences