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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 (1872), 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. 1872. Descriptions of twenty-nine species of Unionidæ from the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 24: 155-161.

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Attributed Species Names

Unio tellicoensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 31 [35], pl. 10, fig. 28.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84576, Tellico R., Monroe Co., Tenn.

Unio conasaugaensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 33 [37], pl. 10, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85565, Conasauga Cr., Monroe Co., E. Tenn.

Unio brevis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 35 [39], pl. 12, fig. 32.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84546, Conasauga R., E. Tenn.

Unio lenticularis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 30 [34], pl. 9, fig. 27.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85761, Tellico R., Monroe Co., Tenn.

Unio flavidus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 28 [32], pl. 9, fig. 25.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84550, Clinch R., Tenn.

Unio andersonensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 36 [40], pl. 12, fig. 33.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84691, Holston R., E Tenn.

Unio insolidus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 40 [44], pl. 13, fig. 37.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_83974, Irwin’s Cr., Mechlenburg Co., N.C.

Unio amplus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 39 [43], pl. 13, fig. 36.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85591, Irwins Cr., Mecklenberg Co., N.C.

Unio bellulus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 161.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 50 [54], pl. 17, fig. 48.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84772, Mussel Shoals, Tenn R., Alabama.

Unio ligatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 49 [53], pl. 17, fig. 47.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85590, Irwins Cr., Mecklenberg Co., N.C.

Unio yadkinensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 32 [36], pl. 10, fig. 29.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85387, Yadkin R., Salisbury, [Rowand Co.], N.C.

Unio subparallelus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 158.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 46 [50], pl. 16, fig. 44.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85418, near Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Co., N.C.

Unio irwinensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 44 [48], pl. 15, fig. 42.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85680, Irwins Cr., N.C.

Unio infuscus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 51 [55], pl. 17, fig. 49.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85587, Fox R., N.C.

Unio ratus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 52 [56], pl. 18, fig. 51.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85382, Neuse R., N.C.

Unio basalis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 161.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 48 [52], pl. 16, fig. 46.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85703, Carter’s Cr., near Columbus, Ga.

Unio differtus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 158.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 42 [46], pl. 14, fig. 39.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85399, Savannah R., Ga.

Unio dissimilis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 161.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 53 [57], pl. 18, fig. 52.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_86019, Long Creek, Gaston Co., N.C.

Unio strumosus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 158.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 57 [61], pl. 19, fig. 55.
Lea, 1874, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 25: 423.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85755, Yadkin R., N.C.

Unio pauciplicatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 29 [33], pl. 9, fig. 26.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84111, Austin, Texas.

Unio conspicuus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 34 [38], pl. 11, fig. 31.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85056, Yadkin R., near Salisbury, Rowan Co., N. Carolina.

Unio cuspidatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 43 [47], pl. 14, fig. 40.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_86014, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Ga.

Unio oblongus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 158.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 52 [56], pl. 18, fig. 50.
(homonym of Unio moquinianus var. oblongus Moquin-Tandon, 1855)
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85572, Irwins Cr., Mecklenberg Co., N.C.

Unio subsquamosus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 47 [51], pl. 16, fig. 45.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85557, Yadkin R., N.C.

Unio curvatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 38 [42], pl. 13, fig. 35.
(homonym of Unio bonelli var. curvata Rossmässler, 1842)
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85550, Pfeiffer’s Pond, Mecklenburg Co., N. Carolina.

Unio attenuatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 41 [45], pl. 14, fig. 38.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85974, Beaver Cr., Houston Co., Ga.

Unio exacutus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 45 [49], pl. 15, fig. 43.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85862, Savannah R., at Gov. Hamilton’s, Georgia.

Unio rostellum Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 44 [48], pl. 15, fig. 41.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85972, Macon, Ga.

Unio vesicularis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 37 [41], pl. 12, fig. 34.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85292, Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

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