MUSSELp
 
MUSSELpdb
 
 
Taxonomy
 
 
Geography
 
 
 

Page last updated
Thu 04 Jul 2019

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

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

This page documents data for Lea (1857), such as genera and species attributed to that publication (including known misspellings, misidentifications, and other unavailable names) as well as taxonomic opinions, if available. Taxonomic opinions refer to uses of genera and species as valid and invalid in that work.

Search the database pages:

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).

Click here for online access.

Attributed Genus Names

Plagiodon Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 79.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 317 [37].
(homonym of Duméril & Bibron, 1841 [Amphib.]; renamed Iheringella Pilsbry, 1893)
Type species: Plagiodon isocardioides Lea, 1856 (monotypy) = Iheringella isocardioides

Attributed Species Names

Unio suavidicus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 95.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 309 [29], pl. 29, fig. 24.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85727, Amazon R., S.A.

Unio tumidulus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 295 [15], pl. 25, fig. 9.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84712, Siam.

Unio sagittarius Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 298 [18], pl. 26, fig. 12.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85934, Siam.

Unio coloradoensis Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 314 [34], pl. 31, fig. 29.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84845, Colorado R., Texas.

Unio luteus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93 [as ‘lutens’].
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 291 [11], pl. 24, fig. 4.
(correct name for Unio lutens Lea, 1856)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE AMNH_29109, Newville [Tavoy], Burma, Asia.

Unio rusticus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 294 [14], pl. 25, fig. 7.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84082, Siam.

Unio wheatleyanus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 308 [28], pl. 29, fig. 23.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85335, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Plagiodon isocardioides Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 79 [as ‘isocardiodes’].
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 318 [38], pl. 32, fig. 32.
(correct name for Plagiodon isocardiodes Lea, 1856)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86326, Rio Plata, S.A.

Unio brownii Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 95.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 307 [27], pl. 29, fig. 22.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86124, “Mocha Arabia” Prob. S. America.

Unio myersianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 92.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 290 [10], pl. 22, fig. 2.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83950, Siam.

Unio housei Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 92.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 291 [11], pl. 23, fig. 3.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83951, Siam.

Unio verreauianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 301 [21], pl. 27, fig. 16.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84418, C. Good Hope.

Unio africanus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 300 [20], pl. 27, fig. 15.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85233, C. Good Hope.

Unio hainesianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 92.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 289 [9], pl. 21, fig. 1.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMNH_31070, Siam, Asia.

Unio effulgens Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 303 [23], pl. 28, fig. 18.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84406, Brazil.

Unio scobinatus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 299 [19], pl. 26, fig. 13.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84145, Siam.

Unio phaselus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 297 [17], pl. 26, fig. 11.
(renamed Unio phaseolus de Gregorio, 1914)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84143, Siam.

Unio nucleus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 306 [26], pl. 28, fig. 21.

Unio substriatus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 300 [20], pl. 26, fig. 14.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85199, Siam.

Unio shurtleffianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 302 [22], pl. 27, fig. 17.
Type(s): SYNTYPE MCZ_175566, [Bombay] Ahmednager, India.

Unio umbrosus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 95.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 311 [31], pl. 30, fig. 26.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84848, Medellin R., Mexico.

Unio humilis Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 296 [16], pl. 26, fig. 10.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84153, Siam.

Unio nuttallianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 310 [30], pl. 30, fig. 25.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85201, India.

Unio newcombianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 312 [32], pl. 30, fig. 27.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84419, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua.

Unio dunkerianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 305 [25], pl. 28, fig. 20.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84155, Rio Grande, New Grenada.

Unio gravidus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 292 [12], pl. 24, fig. 5.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83935, Siam.

Unio eximius Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 294 [14], pl. 25, fig. 8.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83900, Siam.

Unio inornatus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 93.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 293 [13], pl. 24, fig. 6.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85196, Siam.

Unio cambodiensis Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 103.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 313 [33], pl. 30, fig. 28.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84909, Tackrong R., at Korat, Cambodia.

Unio shuttleworthii Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 94.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 304 [24], pl. 28, fig. 19.
(homonym of Unio shuttleworthi Küster, 1856)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84416, Moreton Bay, Australia.

Anodonta holtonis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 85.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 316 [36], pl. 32, fig. 31.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86519, near Cauca River, Prov. Popayán, New Grenada.

Triquetra contorta Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 319 [39], pl. 33, fig. 33.
(new name for Triquetra lanceolata Lea, 1856)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_83884, Shanghai, China.

Unio poeyanus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 85.
Lea, 1857, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 3 [O. 6]: 315 [35], pl. 32, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85894, Rio de las Balsas, near Coyucan, Mexico.

Page updated: 10:22:30 Thu 04 Jul 2019

 
NSF icon MUSSEL icon
"Making the world a better place, one mollusk at a time."