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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 exotic genera and species of the family Unionidæ [New fresh water and land shells]. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences 3 [O. 6]: 289-321, pls. 21-33 (Obs. 6, part 1: 9-41).
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Species Described
Anodonta holtonis Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 85.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 316 [36], pl. 32, fig. 31.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86519, near Cauca River, Prov. Popayán, New Grenada.
= Anodontites elongatus
 
Plagiodon isocardioides Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 79 [as ‘isocardiodes’].
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 318 [38], pl. 32, fig. 32.
(correct name for Plagiodon isocardiodes Lea, 1856)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86326, Rio Plata, S.A.
= Iheringella isocardioides
 
Triquetra contorta Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 319 [39], pl. 33, fig. 33.
(new name for Triquetra lanceolata Lea, 1856)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_83884, Shanghai, China.
= Arconaia lanceolata
 
Unio africanus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 300 [20], pl. 27, fig. 15.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85233, C. Good Hope.
= Unio caffer
 
Unio brownii Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 95.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 307 [27], pl. 29, fig. 22.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86124, “Mocha Arabia” Prob. S. America.
= Diplodon delodontus
 
Unio cambodiensis Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 313 [33], pl. 30, fig. 28.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84909, Tackrong R., at Korat, Cambodia.
= Physunio cambodiensis
 
Unio coloradoensis Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 314 [34], pl. 31, fig. 29.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84845 (selected by R.I. Johnson, 1974), Colorado R., Texas.
= Potamilus purpuratus
 
Unio dunkerianus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 305 [25], pl. 28, fig. 20.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84155, Rio Grande, New Grenada.
= Diplodon dunkerianus
 
Unio effulgens Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 303 [23], pl. 28, fig. 18.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84406, Brazil.
= Diplodon expansus
 
Unio eximius Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 294 [14], pl. 25, fig. 8.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83900, Siam.
= Contradens eximius
 
Unio gravidus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 292 [12], pl. 24, fig. 5.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83935, Siam.
= Physunio superbus
 
Unio hainesianus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 92.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 289 [9], pl. 21, fig. 1.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMNH_31070 (selected by Boyko & Sage, 1996), Siam, Asia.
= Chamberlainia hainesiana
 
Unio housei Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 92.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 291 [11], pl. 23, fig. 3.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83951, Siam.
= Hyriopsis myersiana
 
Unio humilis Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 296 [16], pl. 26, fig. 10.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84153, Siam.
= Radiatula humilis
 
Unio inornatus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 293 [13], pl. 24, fig. 6.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85196, Siam.
= Physunio inornatus
 
Unio luteus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93 [as ‘lutens’].
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 291 [11], pl. 24, fig. 4.
(correct name for Unio lutens Lea, 1856)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE AMNH_29109, Newville [Tavoy], Burma, Asia.
= Parreysia corrugata
 
Unio myersianus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 92.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 290 [10], pl. 22, fig. 2.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83950, Siam.
= Hyriopsis myersiana
 
Unio newcombianus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 312 [32], pl. 30, fig. 27.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84419, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua.
= Arotonaias cyrenoides
 
Unio nucleus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 306 [26], pl. 28, fig. 21.
= Scabies nucleus
 
Unio nuttallianus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 310 [30], pl. 30, fig. 25.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85201, India.
= Radiatula nuttalliana
 
Unio phaselus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 297 [17], pl. 26, fig. 11.
(renamed Unio phaseolus de Gregorio, 1914)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84143, Siam.
= Scabies phaselus
 
Unio poeyanus Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 85.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 315 [35], pl. 32, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85894, Rio de las Balsas, near Coyucan, Mexico.
= Nephritica poeyana
 
Unio rusticus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 294 [14], pl. 25, fig. 7.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84082, Siam.
= Contradens contradens
 
Unio sagittarius Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 298 [18], pl. 26, fig. 12.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85934 (selected by Boyko & Sage, 1996), Siam.
= Ensidens sagittarius
 
Unio scobinatus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 299 [19], pl. 26, fig. 13.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84145, Siam.
= Scabies scobinatus
 
Unio shurtleffianus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 302 [22], pl. 27, fig. 17.
Type(s): SYNTYPE MCZ_175566, [Bombay] Ahmednager, India.
= Radiatula shurtleffiana
 
Unio shuttleworthii Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 304 [24], pl. 28, fig. 19.
(prim. homonym of Unio shuttleworthi Küster, 1856)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84416, Moreton Bay, Australia.
= Alathyria pertexta
 
Unio suavidicus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 95.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 309 [29], pl. 29, fig. 24.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85727, Amazon R., S.A.
= Diplodon suavidicus
 
Unio substriatus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 300 [20], pl. 26, fig. 14.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85199, Siam.
= Radiatula substriata
 
Unio tumidulus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 295 [15], pl. 25, fig. 9.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84712, Siam.
= Contradens contradens
 
Unio umbrosus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 95.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 311 [31], pl. 30, fig. 26.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84848, Medellin R., Mexico.
= Cyrtonaias umbrosa
 
Unio verreauianus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 301 [21], pl. 27, fig. 16.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84418 (selected by Boyko & Sage, 1996), C. Good Hope.
= Unio caffer
 
Unio wheatleyanus Lea, 1856.
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 308 [28], pl. 29, fig. 23.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85335, Montevideo, Uruguay.
= Diplodon burroughianus
 
 
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