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

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Publication Information

Lea, I. 1828. Description of six new species of the genus Unio, embracing the anatomy of the oviduct of one of them, together with some anatomical observations on the genus. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 3 [O. 1]: 259-273, pls. 3-6 (Obs. 1: 1-15).
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described
Unio calceolus Lea, 1828.
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 265, pl. 3, fig. 1.
(renamed Calceola angulata Swainson, 1840)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_86261 (selected by Clarke, 1981), Ohio.
= Alasmidonta viridis
Unio donaciformis Lea, 1828.
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 267 [9], pl. 4, fig. 3.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84457, Cincinnati, Ohio.
= Truncilla donaciformis
Unio ellipsis Lea, 1828.
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 268, pl. 4, fig. 4.
Type(s): SYNTYPES ANSP_56614, Ohio River.
= Obovaria olivaria
Unio irroratus Lea, 1828.
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 269, pl. 5, fig. 5-7.
Type(s): PARATYPE USNM_84299, Cincinnati, Ohio.
= Cyprogenia stegaria
Unio lacrymosus Lea, 1828.
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 272 [14], pl. 6, fig. 8.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84165, Cincinnati, Ohio.
= Quadrula quadrula
Unio lanceolatus Lea, 1828.
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 266 [8], pl. 3, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85905, Tar R., at Tarborough, N. Carolina.
= Elliptio lanceolata
Unio sulcatus Lea, 1829.
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 269 [as ‘Unio ellipsis var. a’].
Lea, 1829, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc.: 430, pl. 8, fig. 12.
Say, 1830, Amer. Conch.: pl. 5, lower figs..
Type(s): SYNTYPES USNM_84803, Ohio.
= Epioblasma obliquata
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