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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. New Unionidæ of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences 4 [O. 7]: 191-233, pls. 21-32 (Obs. 7, part 1: 9-51).

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Attributed Species Names

Unio sudus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 170.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 194 [12], pl. 21, fig. 77.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85155, Dry Creek, near Columbus, Georgia.

Unio penicillatus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 203 [21], pl. 23, fig. 85.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84142, Flint River, near Albany, Georgia.

Unio radians Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 32.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 201, pl. 23, fig. 84.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85156, Othcalooga Cr., Ga.

Unio obfuscus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 172.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 197 [15], pl. 22, fig. 80.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85089, Flint R., Macon Ga.

Unio woodwardius Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 170.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 199, pl. 23, fig. 82; pl. 29, fig. 103 [as ‘woodwardianus’].

Unio bulbosus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 172.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 191 [9], pl. 21, fig. 75.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84715, Flint R., near Macon, Ga.

Unio modicus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 204 [22], pl. 24, fig. 86.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84787, Chattahoochee R., 10 mi above Columbus, Ga.

Unio plantii Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 192 [10], pl. 21, fig. 76.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85005, Flint R., Macon, Ga.

Unio purpurellus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 198 [16], pl. 23, fig. 81.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85675, Flint R., Albany, Georgia.

Unio tetricus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 170.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 195 [13], pl. 22, fig. 78.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85655, Flint R., Albany, Ga.

Unio denigratus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 171.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 200 [18], pl. 23, fig. 83.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85568, near Columbus, Ga.

Unio subniger Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 172.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 196 [14], pl. 22, fig. 79.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85560, Flint R. Macon, Ga.

Unio hazelhurstianus Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 211 [29], pl. 26, fig. 92 [as ‘hazlehurstianus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86009, Satilla R., Camden Co., Ga.

Margaritana triangulata Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 138.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 228 [46], pl. 32, fig. 111.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_86249, Chattahoochee R., Ga.

Unio chattanoogaensis Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 209 [27], pl. 25, fig. 90.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84729, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Anodonta hallenbeckii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 139.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 232 [50], pl. 32, fig. 112.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86428, Uphaupee Cr., Macon Co., Alabama.

Anodonta gesnerii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 139.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 231 [49], pl. 31, fig. 109.
Type(s): TYPE USNM_86427, Uphaupee Cr., ..., Ala.

Margaritana etowahensis Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 138.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 227 [45], pl. 31, fig. 110.
(renamed Margaritana georgiana Lea, 1859)

Anodonta dariensis Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 139.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 230 [48], pl. 28, fig. 99.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86600, Macon (Swift Creek), Georgia.

Unio satillaensis Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 216 [34], pl. 27, fig. 96.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84855, Satilla R., Camden Co., Ga.

Unio downiei Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 210 [28], pl. 25, fig. 91.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84854, Satilla R., Ga.

Unio neislerii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 165.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 212 [30], pl. 26, fig. 93.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83993, Flint R., Lanier, Georgia.

Unio prattii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 166.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 206 [24], pl. 24, figs. 88-88a.
Type(s): POSSIBLE SYNTYPES USNM_85145, Roswell, Cobb Co., Georgia.

Margaritana connasaugaensis Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 135.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 229 [47], pl. 32, fig. 113.
(renamed Strophitus conasaugaensis Ortmann, 1923)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86277, Connasauga Cr., W. Georgia.

Margaritana elliottii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 138.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 226, pl. 31, fig. 108.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86257, Uchee bar bel. Columbus, Ga.

Unio burkensis Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 112.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 215 [33], pl. 27, fig. 95.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85998, Buck Head Cr., Burke Co., Ga.

Unio compactus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 154.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 218, pl. 28, fig. 98.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84447, Etowah R., Ga.

Unio woodwardianus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 199.
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 36.
(error for Unio woodwardius Lea, 1857)

Margaron (Unio) hazlehurstianus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 211.
‘Lea’ Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 60.
(error for Unio hazelhurstianus Lea, 1858)

Unio corvus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 112.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 217 [35], pl. 28, fig. 97.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84539, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Ga.

Unio spissus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 112.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 208 [26], pl. 25, fig. 89.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84853, Satilla R., Ga.

Unio fibuloides Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 154.
Lea, 1859, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 4 [O. 7]: 219 [37], pl. 28, fig. 100.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85809, Connasauga R., Ga.

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