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The largest privately held collection of freshwater mollusks in the nation has been donated to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Collected by Herbert D. Athearn, the extensive collection of more than 23,000 lots of mollusks was previously housed in the Museum of Fluviatile Mollusks in Cleveland, Tennessee.
This report presents a survey of the freshwater (unionid) molluscan fauna of the piedmont portion of the Cape Fear River System in North Carolina. The abundance and diversity of mollusk species were compared across the Neuse, Tar, and Cape Fear drainages. Photographic plates and diagnostic comments are provided to facilitate identification of unionids.