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

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This page documents data for Lea (1858), 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.

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Publication information

Lea, I. 1858. New Unionidæ of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences 4 [O. 6]: 51-95, pls. 6-20 (Obs. 6, part 2: 51-95).

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Attributed Species Names

Unio rutilans Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 59, pl. 9, fig. 41.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85093, Othcalooga Cr., Gordon Co., Georgia.

Unio gracilior Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 56, pl. 8, fig. 38 [as ‘gracillior’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85088, Buckhead Creek, Georgia.

Unio vicinus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 61, pl. 9, fig. 43.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85543, Swift Cr., bel. Macon, Ga.

Unio favosus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 58, pl. 8, fig. 40.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84585, Othcalooga Cr., Ga.

Unio geminus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 63, pl. 10, fig. 45.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84856, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Ga.

Unio elliottii Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 54, pl. 7, fig. 37.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84019, Othcalooga Cr., Gordon Co., Ga.

Unio pullatus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262 [as ‘pullatis’].
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 57, pl. 8, fig. 39.
(correct name for Unio pullatis Lea, 1856)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86020, creeks near Columbus, Ga.

Unio rostriformis Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262 [as ‘rostræformis’].
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 64, pl. 10, fig. 46.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 60.
(error for Unio rostraeformis Lea, 1856)

Unio rostraeformis Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262 [as ‘rostræformis’].
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 64, pl. 10, fig. 46 [as ‘rostriformis’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85973, Swift Creek, near Macon, Georgia.

Unio blandianus Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 263.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 65, pl. 11, fig. 47.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84190, Othcaloosa Cr., Ga.

Unio errans Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 60, pl. 9, fig. 42.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85541, Tobesaufkee Cr., near Macon, Ga.

Unio subellipsis Lea, 1856
Lea, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8: 262.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 62, pl. 10, fig. 44.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85095, creeks near Columbus, Georgia.

Unio rubellinus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 32.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 70, pl. 13, fig. 51.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84136, Othcaloosa R., Ga.

Unio rufus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 85, pl. 17, fig. 61.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86070, Etowah R., Cass Co., Ga.

Unio subgibbosus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 53, pl. 6, fig. 36.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86101, Oostanaula R., Floyd Co., Ga.

Unio naviculoides Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 170.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 94, pl. 20, fig. 74.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86005, Buck Head Cr., Burke Co., Ga.

Unio othcaloogensis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 32.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 74, pl. 14, fig. 54.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84615, Othcalooga Cr., Georgia.

Unio extensus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 31.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 67, pl. 12, fig. 49.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85995, Dry Cr., Columbus, Ga.

Unio abbevillensis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 84.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 51 [51], pl. 6, fig. 34.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85583, Newmarket (Abbeville District) S. Carolina.

Unio aquilus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 172.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 92, pl. 20, fig. 72.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85993, Flint R., near Macon, Georgia.

Unio virens Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 80, pl. 16, fig. 60.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85544, Georgia.

Unio savannahensis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 81, pl. 16, fig. 61.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85404, Savannah R., Ga.

Unio subflavus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 170.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 90, pl. 19, fig. 70.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85562, Walnut Creek, near Macon, Ga.

Unio sublatus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 82, pl. 16, fig. 62.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85897, Uchee Bar, Columbus, Ga.

Unio fumatus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 88, pl. 18, fig. 68.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85552, Chattahooche R., near Columbus, Georiga.

Unio jamesianus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 84.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 52 [52], pl. 6, fig. 35.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85365, Jackson, Miss.

Unio columbensis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 31.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 75, pl. 14, fig. 55.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85360, creeks near Columbus, Ga.

Unio excavatus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 32.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 71, pl. 13, fig. 52.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84498, Othcaloosa, Georgia.

Unio apicinus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 32.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 76, pl. 14, fig. 56.

Unio fallax Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 32.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 79, pl. 15, fig. 59.

Unio pinguis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 84.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 78, pl. 15, fig. 58.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85008, St. Peters River, Upper Mississippi.

Unio pyriformis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 31.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 69, pl. 12, fig. 50.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84781, near Columbus, Ga.

Unio opacus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 86, pl. 18, fig. 66.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85546, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.

Unio concestator Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 31.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 66, pl. 12, fig. 48.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85102, Columbus, Georgia.

Unio intercedens Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 32.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 77, pl. 15, fig. 57.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85122, Columbus, Georgia.

Unio maconensis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 172.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 93, pl. 20, fig. 73.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86004, Flint R., near Macon, Ga.

Unio tenebricus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 83, pl. 17, fig. 63.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85143, Etowah R., Georgia.

Unio umbrans Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 104.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 72, pl. 13, fig. 53.
(new name for Unio umbrosus Lea, 1857)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85121, Othcalooga Creek, Georgia.

Unio similis Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 91, pl. 19, fig. 71.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85653, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.

Unio obnubilus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 169.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 84, pl. 17, fig. 64.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85646, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.

Unio aequatus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 170 [as ‘æquatus’].
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 89, pl. 19, fig. 69 [as ‘æquatus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85561, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.

Unio viridicatus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 170.
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 87, pl. 18, fig. 67.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85551, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Georgia.

Unio gracillior Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 6]: 56.
(error for Unio gracilior Lea, 1856)

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