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Cylindrical Papershell

Anodontoides ferrusacianus

SINC in Kansas, populations declining in the Kansas River basin

On the verge of extripation, formerly scattered throughout Kansas basin and western tributary basins, currently known only from a small population within a limited segment of the Smoky Hill River and a population in the Saline River near Hays.*

* Comments on Kansas River species provided by Steve Cringan, based in part on observations in: Angelo, R.T., M.S.Cringan, E.Hays, C.A.Goodrich, E.J.Miller, M.A.VanScoyoc, B.R.Simmons. 2009. Historical Changes in the Occurrence and Distribution of Freshwater Mussels in Kansas, Great Plains Research 19(1):89-126.

Data courtesy of Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). We would like to thank Steve Cringan and Clint Goodrich for their assistance.