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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Publication Information

Lea, I. 1852. Descriptions of new species of the family Unionidæ [New fresh water and land shells]. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 10 [O. 5]: 253-294, pls. 12-29 (Obs. 5: 9-50).
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Species Described
Anodonta arkansensis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 293 [49], pl. 29, fig. 56.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86603, Lit. Ark. R., at Santa Fe...
= Strophitus undulatus
 
Anodonta californiensis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 286 [42], pl. 25, fig. 47.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86393, Colo. R., Calif.
= Anodonta californiensis
 
Anodonta denigrata Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 285, pl. 25, fig. 45.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86535, Campbell Co., Tenn.
= Anodontoides denigratus
 
Anodonta linnaeana Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 289 [45], pl. 27, fig. 51 [as ‘linnæana’].
(correct name for Anodonta linnaena Lea, 1852)
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_86702, Lake Concordia, Louisiana.
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta linnaena Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 289 [45] [as ‘linnæna’].
(incorrect original spelling of Anodonta linnaeana Lea, 1852)
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta oblita Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 290, pl. 28. fig. 52.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86536, Campbell Co., Tenn.
= Anodontoides ferussacianus
 
Anodonta opaca Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 285, pl. 25, fig. 46.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_128835, New Orleans.
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta schroeteriana Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 292, pl. 29, fig. 55 [as ‘schröteriana’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86727, Rio Negro, Brazil.
= Tamsiella schroeteriana
 
Anodonta shaefferiana Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 288 [44], pl. 26, fig. 50.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86685, Horn Lake Creek, Tenn.
= Strophitus undulatus
 
Anodonta tortilis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 291, pl. 28, fig. 54.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86405, Cartagena, S.A.
= Anodontites tortilis
 
Anodonta trautwiniana Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 287, pl. 26, fig. 48.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86684, Carthegena, U.S. Colombia.
= Anodontites trigonus
 
Anodonta virens Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 290 [46], pl. 28, fgi. 53.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86666, Red R., Alexandria, Louisiana.
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta wheatleyi Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 287, pl. 26, fig. 49.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86723, Amazon River, Pará.
= Anodontites elongatus
 
Unio affinis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 251 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 271 [27], pl. 19, fig. 26.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84910, Louisiana.
= Lampsilis straminea
 
Unio barrattii Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 256 [12], pl. 13, fig. 5.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86010, Abbeville District, S.C.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio buxeus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 261 [17], pl. 15, fig. 13.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85153, Abbeville, S Carolina.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio clarkianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 251 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 273, pl. 21, fig. 30.
Type(s): SYNTYPE ANSP_126052, Tenn.
= Hamiota altilis
 
Unio concavus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 260, pl. 15, fig. 11.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85154, Abbeville District, S Carolina.
= Villosa delumbis
 
Unio cuvierianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 263 [19], pl. 16, fig. 16.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85401, Washington Co., Ga.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio decoratus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 257, pl. 13, fig. 6.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83972, Abbeville, S. Carolina.
= Lasmigona decorata
 
Unio floridensis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 274 [30], pl. 21, fig. 31.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE ANSP_42081, Chattahoochee R.
= Lampsilis floridensis
 
Unio forbesianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 251 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 264 [20], pl. 16, fig. 17.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84542, Savannah R., Ga.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio fraternus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 263 [19], pl. 16, fig. 15.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85396, Abbeville, S.C.
= Elliptio fraterna
 
Unio gibbesianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 254 [10], pl. 12, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85685, Abbeville, S.C.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio hanleyianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 279 [35], pl. 23, fig. 37.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84717, Coosawattee R., Ga.
= Pleurobema hanleyianum
 
Unio hebes Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 267 [23], pl. 18, fig. 21.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85383, Oconee R., near Athens, Georgia.
= Uniomerus carolinianus
 
Unio ineptus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 261 [17], pl. 15, fig. 12.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85326, Abbeville District, SC.
= Uniomerus carolinianus
 
Unio ingallsianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 282, pl. 24, fig. 41.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85933, Siam.
= Ensidens ingallsianus
 
Unio keinerianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 251 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 281 [37], pl. 23, fig. 40.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio kienerianus Lea, 1852)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84273, Coosawattee R., Ga.
= Cyclonaias kieneriana
 
Unio kienerianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 281 [37], pl. 23, fig. 40 [as ‘keineriana’].
(correct name for Unio keinerianus Lea, 1852)
= Cyclonaias kieneriana
 
Unio kleinianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 265 [21], pl. 17, fig. 18.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84041, Suwanee R., Fla.
= Cyclonaias kleiniana
 
Unio lamarckianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 266 [22], pl. 17, fig. 20.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84306, White R., Arkansas.
= Cyprogenia aberti
 
Unio lazarus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 251 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 259 [15], pl. 14, fig. 9.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86155, Abbeville District, S.C.
= Elliptio arctata
 
Unio luridus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 273 [29], pl. 20, fig. 29.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85253, Coosawattee R., Murray Co., Ga.
= Elliptio arca
 
Unio merus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 260 [16], pl. 15, fig. 10.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85698, Abbeville District, S.C.
= Fusconaia masoni
 
Unio moussonianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 268 [24], pl. 118, fig. 22.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85168, Georgia.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio nigellus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 251 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 283 [39], pl. 24, fig. 42.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85567, Chattahoochee, Columbus [Columbia], Ga.
= Elliptio nigella
 
Unio nigerrimus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 268, pl. 18, fig. 23.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85307, Alexandria, Louisiana.
= Leaunio lienosus
 
Unio nigrinus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 284 [40], pl. 24, fig. 44.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86132, W Florida.
= Villosa vibex
 
Unio nux Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 283 [39], pl. 24, fig. 43.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85316, Alabama R., Ala.
= Pleurobema perovatum
 
Unio oregonensis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 252 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 275 [31], pl. 22, fig. 33.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85073, Columbia R., Oregon.
= Nephronaias oregonensis
 
Unio perstriatus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 255 [11], pl. 12, fig. 3.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85892, Abbeville, S.C.
= Elliptio arctata
 
Unio placitus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 252 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 279 [35], pl. 23, fig. 38.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85152, Alabama.
= Hamiota perovalis
 
Unio powellii Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 252 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 270 [26], pl. 19, fig. 25.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85024, Saline R., Arkansas.
= Lampsilis powellii
 
Unio prevostianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 269 [25], pl. 19, fig. 24.
= Villosa vibex
 
Unio proximus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 271 [27], pl. 20, fig. 27.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85131, Georgia.
= Leaunio lienosus
 
Unio pygmaeus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 252 [as ‘pygmæus’] [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 262, pl. 15, fig. 14 [as ‘pygmæus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85240, Abbeville District, SC.
= Lasmigona subviridis
 
Unio reeveianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 272, pl. 20, fig. 28.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85025, Alexandria, Louisiana.
= Lampsilis reeveiana
 
Unio rufusculus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 258, pl. 14, fig. 7.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85683, Abbeville, S.C.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio rumphianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 276 [32], pl. 22, fig. 34.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84189, West Georgia.
= Quadrula rumphiana
 
Unio sagittiformis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 277 [33], pl. 22, fig. 35.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85970, Oconee R., near Athens, Ga.
= Elliptio lanceolata
 
Unio satur Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 252 [nomen nudum].
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 265 [21], pl. 17, fig. 19.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84505, L. Calcasieu, La.
= Lampsilis satura
 
Unio sordidis Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 254 [10].
(incorrect original spelling of Unio sordidus Lea, 1852)
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio sordidus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 254 [10], pl. 12, fig. 1 [as ‘sordidis’].
(correct name for Unio sordidis Lea, 1852)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85688, Abbeville, S.C.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio stewardsonii Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 278, pl. 23, fig. 36.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE ANSP_56572, Chattanooga River, Ga.
= Epioblasma stewardsonii
 
Unio succissus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 275 [31], pl. 21, fig. 32.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84574, W Florida.
= Cyclonaias succissa
 
Unio troschelianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 280 [36], pl. 23, fig. 39.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84790, Coosawattee R., Ga.
= Pleurobema georgianum
 
Unio tuomeyi Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 256 [12], pl. 13, fig. 4.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85669, Abbeville District, S. Carolina.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio whiteianus Lea, 1852.
Lea, 1852, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 258 [14], pl. 14, fig. 8.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85657, near Savannah, Georgia.
= Elliptio icterina
 
 
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