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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 (1859), 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. 1859. Descriptions of twenty-one new species of exotic Unionidæ. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 11: 151-154.

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Attributed Species Names

Anodonta senegalensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 154.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 260, pl. 41, fig. 140.
(renamed Mutelina senegalica Jousseaume, 1886)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965167, Senegal.

Unio demararaensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 36, Corridenda et Addenda.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio demeraraensis Lea, 1859)

Unio sumatrensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 239 [57], pl. 34, fig. 118.
(homonym of Unio sumatrensis Dunker, 1852; renamed Unio dimotus Lea, 1870)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84059, Sumatra.

Unio mutabilis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 248 [66], pl. 38, fig. 127.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_1965153, Brisbane Water, East Australia.

Unio fluctiger Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 250 [68], pl. 39, fig. 130.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) BMNH_1965169, Hab._? [Asia ?].

Unio diminutus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 151 [as ‘diminutis’].
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 254, pl. 39, fig. 134.
(correct name for Unio diminutis Lea, 1859)
Type(s): BMNH_1965165, East Africa.

Anodonta dahomeyensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 154.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 261, pl. 41, fig. 141.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965163, Dahomey, West Africa.

Unio demeraraensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152 [as ‘demararaensis’].
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 253 [71], pl. 39, fig. 133.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: Corridenda et Addenda.
(correct name for Unio demararaensis Lea, 1859)
Type(s): TYPE BMNH_1964141, Demerara.

Unio mauritianus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 257 [75], pl. 40, fig. 138.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) BMNH_1965157, Mauritius [No — probably from the Philippines.].

Unio navigioliformis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 245 [63], pl. 37, fig. 124.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1964146, Loc._ ?

Unio layardii Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 243, pl. 36, fig. 122.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965159, Ceylon.

Unio sikkimensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 151.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 251, pl. 39, fig. 131.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_1965177, Sikkim, India.

Unio vittatus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 249, pl. 38, fig. 128.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1958-4-3-1, Australia.

Unio thwaitesii Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152 [as ‘thwaitsii’].
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 246 [64], pl. 37, fig. 125.
(correct name for Unio thwaitsii Lea, 1859)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965179, Ceylon.

Unio japanensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 244, pl. 36, fig. 123.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965181, Japan.

Unio wilsonii Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 256, pl. 40, fig. 137.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE ANSP_41817, N.S. Wales.

Unio rowellii Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 256 [74], pl. 40, fig. 136.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84398, Chagres R., Panama.

Unio dysonii Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 252 [70], pl. 39, fig. 132.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965173, Honduras.

Unio plicatulus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 247, pl. 37, fig. 126.
(homonym of Unio plicatulus Küster, 1856; renamed Unio borneensis Issel, 1874; renamed Unio pensitatus Fischer & Crosse, 1894)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965156, locality data from Issel “Nord-Est di Borneo; nelle vicinanze della costa presso Mampawa; nel lago Donau Siriang (v. Martens).”.

Unio persulcatus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 255 [73], pl. 40, fig. 135.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1900-3-19-22, Mexico.

Unio melleus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 250 [68], pl. 38, fig. 129.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965175, Hab._?

Unio diminutis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 151.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio diminutus Lea, 1859)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE BMNH_1965165, East Africa.

Unio shanghaiensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 153.
Lea, 1860, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 242, pl. 36, fig. 121.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE BMNH_1965171, Shanghai, China.

Unio thwaitsii Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 152.
(incorrect original spelling of Unio thwaitesii Lea, 1859)

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