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

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Publication Information

Lea, I. 1859. Descriptions of twenty-one new species of exotic Unionidæ. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 11: 151-154.
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Species Described
Anodonta dahomeyensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 154.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 261, pl. 41, fig. 141.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965163, Dahomey, West Africa.
= Aspatharia dahomeyensis
 
Anodonta senegalensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 154.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 260, pl. 41, fig. 140.
(renamed Mutelina senegalica Jousseaume, 1886)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965167, Senegal.
= Aspatharia dahomeyensis
 
Unio demararaensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 36, Corridenda et Addenda.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio demeraraensis Lea, 1859)
= Diplodon suavidicus
 
Unio demeraraensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152 [as ‘demararaensis’].
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 253 [71], pl. 39, fig. 133.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: Corridenda et Addenda.
(correct name for Unio demararaensis Lea, 1859)
Type(s): TYPE BMNH_1964141, Demerara.
= Diplodon suavidicus
 
Unio diminutis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 151.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio diminutus Lea, 1859)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_1965165, East Africa.
= Unio caffer
 
Unio diminutus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 151 [as ‘diminutis’].
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 254, pl. 39, fig. 134.
(correct name for Unio diminutis Lea, 1859)
Type(s): BMNH_1965165, East Africa.
= Unio caffer
 
Unio dysonii Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 252 [70], pl. 39, fig. 132.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965173, Honduras.
= Nephronaias dysonii
 
Unio fluctiger Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 250 [68], pl. 39, fig. 130.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) BMNH_1965169, Hab._? [Asia ?].
= Diplodon fluctiger
 
Unio japanensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 244, pl. 36, fig. 123.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965181, Japan.
= Pronodularia japanensis
 
Unio layardii Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 243, pl. 36, fig. 122.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965159, Ceylon.
= Lamellidens lamellatus
 
Unio mauritianus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 257 [75], pl. 40, fig. 138.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) BMNH_1965157, Mauritius [No — probably from the Philippines.].
= Simpsonella purpurea
 
Unio melleus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 250 [68], pl. 38, fig. 129.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965175, Hab._?.
= Nephronaias mellea
 
Unio mutabilis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 248 [66], pl. 38, fig. 127.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_1965153, Brisbane Water, East Australia.
= Hyridella depressa
 
Unio navigioliformis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 245 [63], pl. 37, fig. 124.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1964146, Loc._ ?.
= Cucumerunio novaehollandiae
 
Unio persulcatus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 255 [73], pl. 40, fig. 135.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1900-3-19-22, Mexico.
= Nephronaias calamitarum
 
Unio plicatulus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 247, pl. 37, fig. 126.
(prim. homonym of Unio plicatulus Küster, 1856; renamed Unio borneensis Issel, 1874; renamed Unio pensitatus Fischer & Crosse, 1894)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965156, locality data from Issel “Nord-Est di Borneo; nelle vicinanze della costa presso Mampawa; nel lago Donau Siriang (v. Martens).”.
= Ctenodesma borneensis
 
Unio rowellii Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 256 [74], pl. 40, fig. 136.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84398, Chagres R., Panama.
= Nephronaias rowellii
 
Unio shanghaiensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 242, pl. 36, fig. 121.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965171, Shanghai, China.
= Nodularia douglasiae
 
Unio sikkimensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 151.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 251, pl. 39, fig. 131.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_1965177, Sikkim, India.
= Parreysia sikkimensis
 
Unio sumatrensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 239 [57], pl. 34, fig. 118.
(prim. homonym of Unio sumatrensis Dunker, 1852; renamed Unio dimotus Lea, 1870)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84059, Sumatra.
= Contradens contradens
 
Unio thwaitesii Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152 [as ‘thwaitsii’].
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 246 [64], pl. 37, fig. 125.
(correct name for Unio thwaitsii Lea, 1859)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965179, Ceylon.
= Lamellidens marginalis
 
Unio thwaitsii Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 152.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio thwaitesii Lea, 1859)
= Lamellidens marginalis
 
Unio vittatus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 249, pl. 38, fig. 128.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1958-4-3-1, Australia.
= Velesunio ambiguus
 
Unio wilsonii Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 256, pl. 40, fig. 137.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE ANSP_41817, N.S. Wales.
= Velesunio wilsonii
 
 
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