from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bivalve mollusks, typical of the family Anatinidæ. Lamarck, 1809.
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"During a cloudburst hundreds of Anodonta anatina (L.) dropped on the pavement out of a rather strange black squall that suddenly appeared over Paderborn" and "in Chester (Pennsylvannia) masses of the tiny Gemma gemma dropped to the ground on June 6th 1869 during a heavy afternoon storm".
His first memoir in that journal relates to the animal of Lingula anatina of Lamarck (Patella Unguis of Linnaeus), the parts of which are ad - mirably exhibited in the 17th plate.