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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 (1862), 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. 1862. New Unionidæ of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences 5 [O. 8]: 53-109, pls. 1-18 (Obs. 8, part 2: 57-113).

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Attributed Species Names

Unio emmonsii Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 86.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 56 [60], pl. 2, fig. 203.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86028, Roanoke R., Weldon, N.C.

Unio striatulus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 86.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 55 [59], pl. 2, fig. 202.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84548, Roanoke R., Weldon, N.C.

Unio propinquus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 83.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 63 [67], pl. 5, fig. 212.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84332, Florence, Alabama.

Unio genthii Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 85.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 57 [61], pl. 2, fig. 204.
Type(s): SYNTYPES USNM_84833, Deep R., N.C.

Unio florentinus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 83.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 64 [68], pl. 5, fig. 213.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84948, Florence, Alabama.

Unio percoarctatus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 85.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 59 [63], pl. 3, fig. 206.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85529, Catawba R., Mecklenburg Co., N.C.

Unio spadiceus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 86.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 55 [59], pl. 1, fig. 201.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85251, Deep R., N.C.

Unio gracilentus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 85.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 58 [62], pl. 3, fig. 205.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85976, Catawba R., Gaston Co., N.C.

Unio insulsus Lea, 1857
Lea, 1857, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 9: 86.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 53 [57], pl. 1, fig. 199.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85644, Roanoke R., Weldon, N.C.

Unio neusensis Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 41.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 60 [64], pl. 4, fig. 208.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85465, Neuse R., near Raleigh, N.C.

Unio exactus Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 41.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 62 [66], pl. 4, fig. 210.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85002, Neuse R., near Raleigh, N.C.

Unio meredithii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 65 [69], pl. 6, fig. 214.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84393, Florence, Ala.

Unio purus Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 41.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 61 [65], pl. 4, fig. 209.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85003, Neuse R., near Raleigh, N.C.

Unio turgidulus Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 62, pl. 5, fig. 211.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84946, Cumberland R., Tenn.

Unio perradiatus Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 66 [70], pl. 6, fig. 215.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84501, Florence, Alabama.

Margaritana tombigbeensis Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 138 [as ‘tombecbeensis’].
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 107, pl. 18, fig. 255 [as ‘tombigbéensis’].
(correct name for Margaritana tombecbeensis Lea, 1858)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86253, Tombigbee R., near Columbus, Miss.

Unio pybasii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 67, pl. 6, fig. 216.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85138, Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Margaritana spillmanii Lea, 1858
Lea, 1858, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 10: 138.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 105 [109], pl. 17, fig. 252.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86278, Magbys Cr., near Columbus, Miss.

Unio permiscens Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 112.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 102 [106], pl. 17, fig. 251.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86118, Columbus, Miss.

Unio curtus Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 112.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 103 [107], pl. 17, fig. 253.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84737, Columbus, Miss.

Margaritana elliptica Lea, 1859
Lea, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 11: 113.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 106 [110], pl. 18, fig. 254.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86258, Columbus, Miss.

Unio plancus Lea, 1860
Lea, 1860, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 12: 307.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 81 [85], pl. 10, fig. 229.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85345, Coosa R., Wetumpka, Ala.

Unio dolosus Lea, 1860
Lea, 1860, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 12: 307.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 75 [79], pl. 9, fig. 224.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86119, Claiborne, Ala.

Unio hartmanianus Lea, 1860
Lea, 1860, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 12: 307.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 73 [77], pl. 8, fig. 222.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84652, Coosa R., Wetumpka, Ala.

Unio showalterii Lea, 1860
Lea, 1860, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 12: 307.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 73 [77], pl. 8, fig. 223.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85748, Coosa R., Ala.

Anodonta kennerlyi Lea, 1860
Lea, 1860, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 12: 306.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 108 [112], pl. 18, fig. 256.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86533, Chiloweyuck Depot, near Puget Sd., Washington.

Unio beadleianus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 39.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 94 [98], pl. 14, fig. 242.
Type(s): SYNTYPE USNM_85746, Pearl R., Jackson, Miss.

Unio chickasawhensis Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 39.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 101 [105], pl. 16, fig. 250.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85759, Chickasawha R., Clark Co., Miss.

Unio pauperculus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 39.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 99 [103], pl. 15, fig. 247.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85763, Columbus, Miss.

Unio glandaceus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 59.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 77 [81], pl. 9, fig. 226.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84577, Cahawba R., Ala.

Unio anaticulus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 92 [96], pl. 13, fig. 240.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84735, Columbus, Miss.

Unio consanguineus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 60.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 67 [71], pl. 7, fig. 217.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84726, Cahawba R., Ala.

Unio cicur Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 39.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 93 [97], pl. 13, fig. 241.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85532, Little Ocmulgee R., Georgia.

Unio decumbens Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 87 [291], pl. 12, fig. 236.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86150, Alabama.

Unio interventus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 60.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 84 [88], pl. 11, fig. 233.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84722, Cahawba R., Ala.

Unio pallidofulvus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 60.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 83 [87], pl. 11, fig. 232.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84721, Cahawba R., Ala.

Unio flavidulus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 39.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 97 [101], pl. 15, fig. 245.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84719, Columbus, Miss.

Unio trinacrus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 59.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 86 [90], pl. 12, fig. 235.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84445, Coosa R., Alabama.

Unio cinnamomicus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 39.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 100 [104], pl. 16, fig. 248.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85317, Tombigbee R., Columbus, Miss.

Unio stabilis Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 59.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 71 [75], pl. 8, fig. 221.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84639, Coosa R., Ala.

Unio concolor Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 89 [83], pl. 12, fig. 237.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85319, Big Prairie Cr., Perry Co., Ala.

Unio spillmanii Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 39.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 98 [102], pl. 15, fig. 246.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84925, Columbus, Mississippi.

Unio ornatus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 41.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 85 [89], pl. 11, fig. 234.
(homonym of Unio ovatus var. ornatus Conrad, 1835)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85854, Alabama.

Unio lewisii Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 71 [75], pl. 8, fig. 220.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85806, Coosa R., Ala.

Unio medius Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 78 [82], pl. 10, fig. 227.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84794, Coosa R., Ala.

Unio irrasus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 38.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 91 [95], pl. 13, fig. 239.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84637, Etowah R., Ga.

Unio verus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 83 [87], pl. 11, fig. 231.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84589, Cahawba R., Ala.

Unio instructus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 59.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 82 [86], pl. 10, fig. 230.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84640, Cahawba R., Ala.

Unio perpastus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 60.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 69 [73], pl. 7, fig. 219.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84960, Coosa R., Alabama.

Unio porphyreus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 60.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 80 [84] , pl. 10, fig. 228.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84851, Coosa R., Alabama.

Unio rubidus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 40.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 95 [99], pl. 14, fig. 244.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84381, Columbus, Tombigbee R., Miss.

Unio ocmulgeensis Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 38 [as ‘ocmulgéensis’].
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 95 [99], pl. 14, fig. 243 [as ‘ocmulgéensis’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85901, Little Ocmulgee R., Lumber City, Georgia.

Unio fabaceus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 38.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 90 [94], pl. 13, fig. 238.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85165, Oostanula R., Ga.

Margaritana alabamensis Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 41.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 104 [108], pl. 16, fig. 249.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86262, Talladega Cr., Alabama.

Unio negatus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 59.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 76 [80], pl. 9, fig. 225.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84382, Big Prairie Cr., Ala.

Unio asperatus Lea, 1861
Lea, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 13: 41.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 68 [72], pl. 7, fig. 218.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84272, Claiborne, Ala.

Unio trinacris Lea, 1862
‘Lea’ of Authors.
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: pl. 12, fig. 235.
Sowerby, 1868, Conch. Icon. 16: pl. 81, sp. 428.
(error for Unio trinacrus Lea, 1861)

Unio catawbensis Lea, 1862
Lea, 1862, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 5 [O. 8]: 54 [58], pl. 1, fig. 200.
(new name for Unio wheatleyi Lea, 1857)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85547, Catawba R., N.C.

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