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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
(and other less consequential bivalves)

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Publication Information

Lea, I. 1857. Descriptions of twenty-seven new species of uniones from Georgia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 9: 169-172.
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Species Described
Unio aequatus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 170 [as ‘æquatus’].
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 89, pl. 19, fig. 69 [as ‘æquatus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85561, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio aquilus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 172.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 92, pl. 20, fig. 72.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85993, Flint R., near Macon, Georgia.
= Elliptio pullata
 
Unio bulbosus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 172.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191 [9], pl. 21, fig. 75.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84715, Flint R., near Macon, Ga.
= Pleurobema pyriforme
 
Unio denigratus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 200 [18], pl. 23, fig. 83.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85568, near Columbus, Ga.
= Elliptio nigella
 
Unio fumatus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 88, pl. 18, fig. 68.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85552, Chattahooche R., near Columbus, Georiga.
= Elliptio fumata
 
Unio maconensis Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 172.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93, pl. 20, fig. 73.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86004, Flint R., near Macon, Ga.
= Elliptio pullata
 
Unio modicus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 204 [22], pl. 24, fig. 86.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84787, Chattahoochee R., 10 mi above Columbus, Ga.
= Pleurobema pyriforme
 
Unio naviculoides Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 170.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94, pl. 20, fig. 74.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86005, Buck Head Cr., Burke Co., Ga.
= Elliptio lanceolata
 
Unio obfuscus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 172.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 197 [15], pl. 22, fig. 80.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85089, Flint R., Macon Ga.
= Leaunio lienosus
 
Unio obnubilus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 84, pl. 17, fig. 64.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85646, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio opacus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 86, pl. 18, fig. 66.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85546, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio penicillatus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 203 [21], pl. 23, fig. 85.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84142, Flint River, near Albany, Georgia.
= Medionidus penicillatus
 
Unio plantii Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192 [10], pl. 21, fig. 76.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85005, Flint R., Macon, Ga.
= Elliptio fumata
 
Unio purpurellus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 198 [16], pl. 23, fig. 81.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85675, Flint R., Albany, Georgia.
= Elliptio purpurella
 
Unio rufus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 85, pl. 17, fig. 61.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86070, Etowah R., Cass Co., Ga.
= Elliptio arca
 
Unio savannahensis Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 81, pl. 16, fig. 61.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85404, Savannah R., Ga.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio similis Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 91, pl. 19, fig. 71.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85653, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio subflavus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 170.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 90, pl. 19, fig. 70.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85562, Walnut Creek, near Macon, Ga.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio subgibbosus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 53, pl. 6, fig. 36.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86101, Oostanaula R., Floyd Co., Ga.
= Elliptio arca
 
Unio sublatus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 82, pl. 16, fig. 62.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85897, Uchee Bar, Columbus, Ga.
= Elliptio pullata
 
Unio subniger Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 172.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 196 [14], pl. 22, fig. 79.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85560, Flint R. Macon, Ga.
= Elliptio fumata
 
Unio sudus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 170.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 194 [12], pl. 21, fig. 77.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85155, Dry Creek, near Columbus, Georgia.
= Villosa vibex
 
Unio tenebricus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 171.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 83, pl. 17, fig. 63.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85143, Etowah R., Georgia.
= Leaunio umbrans
 
Unio tetricus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 170.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 195 [13], pl. 22, fig. 78.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85655, Flint R., Albany, Ga.
= Elliptio pullata
 
Unio virens Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 80, pl. 16, fig. 60.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85544, Georgia.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio viridicatus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 170.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 87, pl. 18, fig. 67.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85551, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio woodwardius Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 170.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 199, pl. 23, fig. 82; pl. 29, fig. 103 [as ‘woodwardianus’].
= Ptychobranchus foremanianus
 
 
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