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

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Publication Information

Lea, I. 1863. Descriptions of twenty-four new species of Unionidæ of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 15: 191-194.
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Species Described
Anodonta bealei Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 194.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 26 [30], pl. 9, fig. 25.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86690, Leon Co., Texas.
= Pyganodon grandis
 
Anodonta dolearis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
(incorrect original spelling of Anodonta doliaris Lea, 1863)
= Pyganodon cataracta
 
Anodonta doliaris Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193 [as ‘dolearis’].
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 24 [28], pl. 8, fig. 23.
(correct name for Anodonta dolearis Lea, 1863)
= Pyganodon cataracta
 
Unio aberrans Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 7 [11], pl. 1, fig. 3.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85600, Neuse R., 10 mi E of Raleigh, N. Carolina.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio ablatus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio oblatus Lea, 1863)
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio charlottensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 8 [12], pl. 2, fig. 5.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85402, near Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.
= Lasmigona decorata
 
Unio chathamensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 21 [25], pl. 6, fig. 19.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85672, Rocky R., Chatham Co., N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio cistellaeformis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192 [as ‘cistellæformis’].
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 19 [23], pl. 6, fig. 17 [as ‘cistellæformis’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85533, Neuse R., near Raleigh, N. Carolina.
= Elliptio cistellaeformis
 
Unio curatus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 23 [27], pl. 7, fig. 21.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio gastonensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 20 [24], pl. 6, fig. 18.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85409, Mine Cr., Gaston Co., N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio indefinilus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio indefinitus Lea, 1863)
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio indefinitus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192 [as ‘indefinilus’].
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 15 [19], pl. 4, fig. 12.
(correct name for Unio indefinilus Lea, 1863)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85388, Long Creek, Mecklenburg Co., N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio livingstonensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 14 [18], pl. 4, fig. 11.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85536, Livingston Cr., Brunswick Co., N.C.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio lucidus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 9 [13], pl. 2, fig. 6.
(prim. homonym of Unio lucida d’Orbigny, 1835)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85242, Livingston Cr., Brunswick Co., N.C.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio mecklenbergensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 17 [21], pl. 5, fig. 15.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85419, near Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Co., N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio mediocris Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 24 [28], pl. 7, fig. 22.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85611, Neuse R., Raleigh, N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio nasutidus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio nasutulus Lea, 1863)
= Elliptio producta
 
Unio nasutulus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192 [as ‘nasutidus’].
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 12 [16], pl. 3, fig. 9.
(correct name for Unio nasutidus Lea, 1863)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86027, Livingston Cr., Brunswick Co., N.C.
= Elliptio producta
 
Unio oblatus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193 [as ‘ablatus’].
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 13 [17], pl. 4, fig. 10.
(correct name for Unio ablatus Lea, 1863)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86001, Gaston Co., N.C.
= Elliptio icterina
 
Unio perlatus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 15 [19], pl. 4, fig. 13.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86006, Black Rock Landing, Cape Fear R., N.C.
= Elliptio arctata
 
Unio perlucens Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 18 [22], pl. 5, fig. 16.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85076, Six Runs, Sampson Co., N Carolina.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio pertenuis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 8 [12], pl. 2, fig. 4.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86139, Neuse R., Raleigh, N. Carolina.
= Lasmigona subviridis
 
Unio quadrilaterus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 5 [9], pl. 1, fig. 1.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85385, Neuse R., near Raleigh, N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio raleighensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 6 [10], pl. 1, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85592, Neuse R., near Raleigh, N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
Unio squalidus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 192.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 22 [26], pl. 7, fig. 20.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85376, Roanoke R., Weldon, N.C.
= Uniomerus carolinianus
 
Unio viridulus Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 10 [14], pl. 3, fig. 7.
(prim. homonym of Unio viridula Benson, 1862)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85908, Neuse R., near Raleigh, N.C.
= Elliptio lanceolata
 
Unio waccamawensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 193.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 16 [20], pl. 5, fig. 14.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84437, Waccamaw Lake, N. Carolina.
= Elliptio congaraea
 
Unio weldonensis Lea, 1863.
Lea, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 191.
Lea, 1866, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci.: 11 [15], pl. 3, fig. 8.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85407, Roanoke R., Weldon, N.C.
= Elliptio complanata
 
 
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