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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
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Publication Information

Lea, I. 1859. New Unionidæ of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences 4 [O. 7]: 191-233, pls. 21-32 (Obs. 7, part 1: 9-51).
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Species Described
Anodonta dariensis Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 139.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 230 [48], pl. 28, fig. 99.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86600, Macon (Swift Creek), Georgia.
= Pyganodon cataracta
 
Anodonta gesnerii Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 139.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 231 [49], pl. 31, fig. 109.
Type(s): TYPE USNM_86427, Uphaupee Cr., ..., Ala.
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta hallenbeckii Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 139.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 232 [50], pl. 32, fig. 112.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86428, Uphaupee Cr., Macon Co., Alabama.
= Pseudodontoideus connasaugaensis
 
Margaritana connasaugaensis Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 135.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 229 [47], pl. 32, fig. 113.
(renamed Strophitus conasaugaensis Ortmann, 1923)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86277, Connasauga Cr., W. Georgia.
= Pseudodontoideus connasaugaensis
 
Margaritana elliottii Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 138.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 226, pl. 31, fig. 108.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86257, Uchee bar bel. Columbus, Ga.
= Strophitus radiatus
 
Margaritana etowahensis Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 138.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 227 [45], pl. 31, fig. 110.
(renamed Margaritana georgiana Lea, 1859)
= Lasmigona etowaensis
 
Margaritana triangulata Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 138.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 228 [46], pl. 32, fig. 111.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_86249 (selected by Clarke, 1981), Chattahoochee R., Ga.
= Alasmidonta triangulata
 
Margaron (Unio) hazlehurstianus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 211.
‘Lea’ Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 60.
(error for Unio hazelhurstianus Lea, 1858)
= Elliptio lanceolata
 
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 burkensis Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 112.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 215 [33], pl. 27, fig. 95.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85998, Buck Head Cr., Burke Co., Ga.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio chattanoogaensis Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 209 [27], pl. 25, fig. 90.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84729, Chattanooga, Tenn.
= Pleurobema decisum
 
Unio compactus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 154.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 218, pl. 28, fig. 98.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84447, Etowah R., Ga.
= Epioblasma metastriata
 
Unio corvus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 112.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 217 [35], pl. 28, fig. 97.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84539, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Ga.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
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 downiei Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 210 [28], pl. 25, fig. 91.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84854, Satilla R., Ga.
= Elliptio downiei
 
Unio fibuloides Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 154.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 219 [37], pl. 28, fig. 100.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85809, Connasauga R., Ga.
= Pleurobema fibuloides
 
Unio hazelhurstianus Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 211 [29], pl. 26, fig. 92 [as ‘hazlehurstianus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86009, Satilla R., Camden Co., Ga.
= Elliptio lanceolata
 
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 neislerii Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 165.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 212 [30], pl. 26, fig. 93.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83993, Flint R., Lanier, Georgia.
= Amblema neislerii
 
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 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 prattii Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 206 [24], pl. 24, figs. 88-88a.
Type(s): POSSIBLE SYNTYPES USNM_85145, Roswell, Cobb Co., Georgia.
= Leaunio lienosus
 
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 radians Lea, 1857.
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 32.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 201, pl. 23, fig. 84.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85156, Othcalooga Cr., Ga.
= Cambarunio nebulosa
 
Unio satillaensis Lea, 1858.
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 216 [34], pl. 27, fig. 96.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84855, Satilla R., Camden Co., Ga.
= Elliptio downiei
 
Unio spissus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 112.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 208 [26], pl. 25, fig. 89.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84853, Satilla R., Ga.
= Elliptio downiei
 
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 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 woodwardianus Lea, 1859.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 199.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 36.
(error for Unio woodwardius Lea, 1857)
= Ptychobranchus foremanianus
 
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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